ID theft victims might see financial relief

According to MSNBC, senators recently introduced a bill that would allow U.S. victims of identity theft to seek restitution for both the money and the time they spent attempting to recover money stolen from fraudsters.

 

The bill is also designed to expand criminal penalties for some types of online fraud.

 

To help prevent identity theft and online fraud, take a look at these resources:

 

·          Phishing Filter: Help protect yourself from online scams

·          Recognize phishing scams and fraudulent e-mails

·          What to do if you’re a victim of fraud

·          Create strong passwords

 

 

To learn more about the specifics of the bill, see the Library of Congress Thomas search page.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »