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New Hampshire Identity theft laws: What Is New?

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Cases of Identity theft in the state of New Hampshire have increased sharply and with the increase came strict laws and penalties concerning the crime.

New Hampshire Identity Theft Laws

Cases of Identity theft in the state of New Hampshire have increased sharply and with the increase came strict laws and penalties concerning the crime. Identity theft refers to a criminal offense that involves stealing or the use of another person’s personal identifying information without the individual giving his or her consent.

This information is then used to open fraudulent bank accounts or for other crimes. The identifying information includes social security number, birth date, password, and other information

These identifying information are usually obtained through the use of computer technology or by going through the inside of the garbage or mail of people.

Identity theft in New Hampshire is considered to be a Class A felony, which is punishable by sentencing the thief to jail time of seven to fifteen years.  The victims of this theft are also eligible to be paid restitution and also to file a report to the police which accounts for their innocence of any crime or debt.

Identity Fraud

Identity Fraud is committed when an individual pose as another person in order to obtain information about the other person. Other methods used in obtaining the personal identifying information of other people (such as digging through the mail of other people, phishing, which involves making use of online websites, emails and so on to acquire information) are involved in this section.

Identity Fraud is a Class A felony and it is punishable with maximum jail time of 15 years and fine of up to $4,000.

False Identification

The state of New Hampshire considers regards the creation of false identities as a misdemeanor.

When an individual alters his/her identity so as to be able to change his/her name, address, birth date, password, and other personal information, s/he is considered to have committed a crime under the law of the state of New Hampshire

Provided that the individual altered or created more than the different identification cards -either with the intent to put them up for sale or not- the charge against him/her is increased to a Class B felony offense.

The Class B felony under the law of the state of New Hampshire is punishable with minimum jail time of three and a half years and a possible fine of $2,000.

Fraudulent Use of Credit Card

When an individual steals the credit card or the information on the credit card of another individual, the thief is guilty of a felony crime. If the total amount that was stolen from the credit card does not amount to $1,500, the perpetrator is guilty of a Class B felony.

However, if the total amount stolen from the credit card amounts to $1,500, then the perpetrator is guilty of a Class A felony.

Provided that the crime committed was a first offense and the total amount from the credit card is not up to $1,000, then the person would be charged with a misdemeanor, which is punishable with several months and a maximum of a year in prison.

Security Freeze

In New Hampshire, a victim of identity theft is permitted to send certified mail to the credit bureaus in a bid to have a security freeze placed on their credit reports.

Provided that all their identifying information are made available, along with a copy of the report from the police which indicates that a crime did occur, the security freeze wi be administered at no cost.

Other New Hampshire consumers can also have the security freeze on their reports, except it has an associated fee. The maximum amount of the associated fee to be charged for each reporting agency is $10.

During this time, a copy of the credit report is not obtainable by creditors

Identity theft refers to a criminal offense that involves stealing or the use of another person’s personal identifying information without the individual giving his or her consent.

This information is then used to open fraudulent bank accounts or for other crimes. The identifying information includes social security number, birth date, password, and other information

These identifying information are usually obtained through the use of computer technology or by going through the inside of the garbage or mail of people.

Identity theft in New Hampshire is considered to be a Class A felony, which is punishable by sentencing the thief to jail time of seven to fifteen years.

The victims of this theft are also eligible to be paid restitution and also to file a report to the police which accounts for their innocence of any crime or debt.

Identity Fraud

Identity Fraud is committed when an individual pose as another person in order to obtain information about the other person. Other methods used in obtaining the personal identifying information of other people (such as digging through the mail of other people, phishing, which involves making use of online websites, emails and so on to acquire information) are involved in this section.

Identity Fraud is a Class A felony and it is punishable with maximum jail time of 15 years and fine of up to $4,000.

False Identification

The state of New Hampshire considers regards the creation of false identities as a misdemeanor.

When an individual alters his/her identity so as to be able to change his/her name, address, birth date, password, and other personal information, s/he is considered to have committed a crime under the law of the state of New Hampshire

Provided that the individual altered or created more than the different identification cards -either with the intent to put them up for sale or not- the charge against him/her is increased to a Class B felony offense.

The Class B felony under the law of the state of New Hampshire is punishable with minimum jail time of three and a half years and a possible fine of $2,000.

Fraudulent Use of Credit Card

When an individual steals the credit card or the information on the credit card of another individual, the thief is guilty of a felony crime. If the total amount that was stolen from the credit card does not amount to $1,500, the perpetrator is guilty of a Class B felony.

However, if the total amount stolen from the credit card amounts to $1,500, then the perpetrator is guilty of a Class A felony.

Provided that the crime committed was a first offense and the total amount from the credit card is not up to $1,000, then the person would be charged with a misdemeanor, which is punishable with several months and a maximum of a year in prison.

Security Freeze

In New Hampshire, a victim of identity theft is permitted to send certified mail to the credit bureaus in a bid to have a security freeze placed on their credit reports.

Provided that all their identifying information are made available, along with a copy of the report from the police which indicates that a crime did occur, the security freeze wi be administered at no cost.

Other New Hampshire consumers can also have the security freeze on their reports, except it has an associated fee. The maximum amount of the associated fee to be charged for each reporting agency is $10.

During this time, a copy of the credit report is not obtainable by creditors

 

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