Anti-Phishing Act of 2005
The Anti-Phishing Act of 2005 (Long title: "A bill to criminalize Internet scams involving fraudulently obtaining personal information, commonly known as phishing.") was a United States bill to combat phishing and pharming. The bill proposes a five-year prison sentence and/or fine for individuals who commit identity theft using falsified corporate websites or e-mails.
It did not pass.
In the SenateEdit
- 2/28/2005 - Introduction. Referred to Senate committee. It was then read twice and referred to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
The text of the bill may be viewed at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h109-1099
In the HouseEdit
- 5/10/2005 - Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security