S.472 - Anti-phishing Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 02/28/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/28/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.472 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/28/2005)
Anti-phishing Act of 2005 - 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 sends an electronic mail message that: (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.