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Financial Crimes

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CRIMES AGAINST ELDERLY

Senior CitizenFinancial crimes and exploitation can involve the illegal or improper use of a senior citizen's funds, property or assets, as well as fraud or identity theft perpetrated against older adults.

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SECURITY FREEZES

Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation allowing consumers to place "security freeze" on their credit reports. A consumer report security freezes limits a consumer reporting agency from releasing a credit report or any information from the report without authorization from the consumer.

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ID THEFT LEGISLATION

In 2013, 37 states introduced legislation regarding identity theft. Thirty-six bills in 23 states were enacted.

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ID THEFT STATUTES

Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person's personally identifying information, like a person's name, Social Security number, or credit card number or other financial information, without permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. This chart summarizes the identity theft criminal penalties, restitution and identity theft passport laws.

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OVERVIEW | FINANCIAL CRIMES

NCSL collects information on state legislation and statutes regulating financial crimes including identity theft, financial exploitation of children and the elderly, and other efforts to protect consumers' financial privacy.

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