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Mississippi Identity theft laws

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Stealing an individual’s identity to defraud, to impersonate or to commit a crime is considered as an illegal act and so, it is placed under the criminal sections of the state Mississippi.

Identity theft can be classified into different sections and the laws surrounding them can be diverse.

Some of them are as follows:

  • False identity information given by the individual and the impersonation of the individual can lead to penalties. Restitution can be ordered by the courts in severe cases.
  • Fraudulent use of identity information:

According to Mississippi Identity theft laws, a fine of $10,000 and an imprisonment for 10 years or both can be ordered by the courts.

  • Defrauding through communication:

Penalty for this can result in either fine or imprisonment or even both.

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