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Mar 12

State Updates Extortion Laws to Cover Identifiable Info

Posted by caragarretson in VirginiaSpamidentity theftidentifiable informationextortion laws


Virginia is updating its extortion laws to include threats to expose personally identifiable information, which is exactly what a member of the state's House of Delegates experienced last summer.

According to a report by Washington, D.C., NPR affiliate WAMU, Delegate David Bulova, representing Fairfax county in Northern Virginia, received an email from a person claiming knowledge of Bulova's social security number, and demanding $30,000 to keep it private. Bulova assumed the e-mail was spam, and ignored it.

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