S.2636 - Anti-phishing Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 07/09/2004)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||07/09/2004 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
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Summary: S.2636 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/09/2004)
Anti-phishing Act of 2004 - Amends the Federal criminal code to criminalize Internet scams involving fraudulently obtaining personal information (phishing).
Imposes a fine or imprisonment for up to five years, or both, for a person who knowingly and with the intent to engage in an activity constituting fraud or identity theft under Federal or State law: (1) creates or procures the creation of a website or domain name that represents itself as a legitimate online business without the authority or approval of the registered owner of such business; and (2) uses that website or domain name to solicit means of identification from any person.
Imposes a fine or imprisonment for up to five years, or both, for a person who knowingly and with the intent to engage in activity constituting fraud or identity theft under Federal or State law: (1) falsely represents itself as being sent by a legitimate online business; (2) includes an Internet location tool referring or linking users to an online location on the World Wide Web that falsely purports to belong to or be associated with a legitimate online business; and (3) solicits means of identification from the recipient.