Identity theft is stealing a person’s identity, which can include the name, social security number, credit card number, driver’s license and more simply to commit some crime.
- According to Maine identity theft laws, to prevent the loss due to Identity theft, an individual can freeze their credit reports. This to an extent is a security measure to prevent unauthorized transactions.
- If the identity theft results in misuse of identification, then it is placed under class D felony act and a fine up to $2,000 is imposed on the individual.
- If the deception is a class E crime, then a fine of $1000, class B crime a fine of $500 is imposed on the convicted along with varying periods of imprisonment.