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While some telemarketing tactics are legitimate, the practice is often associated with fraudulent activity, scams, and identity theft. The proposed legislation is sponsored by state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and state Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Lithia.
Vaccination cards issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include the recipient’s full name, birthdate and vaccine location—information scammers can use to hack online accounts or commit identity fraud.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), they received about 1.4 million reports of identity theft, which is double the number from 2019.
As Floridians begin their search for holiday shopping deals this week, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis warned consumers to beware of potential scams surrounding Black Friday and offers four tips to avoid becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.
After taking the oath of office on Jan. 8, 2019, Attorney General Moody quickly went to work to fulfill campaign promises—fighting to end the opioid crisis, combating human trafficking, supporting Florida law enforcement officers and working hard to protect all Floridians.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Identity Theft Victims Protection Act” which will “support victims of identity theft and help them to recover more quickly" and “would hold identity thieves accountable by requiring the fraudulent actions be added to the perpetrator’s credit history, instead of the innocent victim’s credit history.”
Earlier this month, Patronis unveiled “Fraud Free Florida” which is “aimed at better coordinating collective investigative efforts to protect Florida’s large population, especially seniors, from scam artists.”
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