Anti-phishing Act Law and Legal Definition

Anti-phishing Act is a state legislation in the U.S. The Act prevents persons from fraudulently sending spam or popup messages to lure personal or financial information of the internet users. The Act also prohibits using the internet or an e-mail message to solicit or induce another to provide identifying information by pretending to be an on-line internet business. Any offence committed under this Act provides civil and criminal penalties to the offenders.

The Act states that it is unlawful for any person to represent oneself, either directly or by implication, to be another person, without the authorization of such other person, through the use of the internet, electronic mail messages or any other electronic means, including wireless communication, and to solicit, request, or take any action to induce a resident of this state to provide identifying information or identification documents.