New bill proposes 10-year sentence for online fraud

Thursday, 2 June 2005, 3:24 AM EST

Online identity thieves could face up to 10 years in prison if parliament passes a new Fraud Bill introduced to the House of Lords last week.

The bill would replace eight existing fraud offences with one general offence, to help prosecutors deal more effectively with internet crimes such as phishing.

By Daniel Thomas at vnunet.

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