California Civil Code

Sec. § 1798.92

For the purposes of this title:


“Claimant” means a person who has or purports to have a claim for money or an interest in property in connection with a transaction procured through identity theft.


“Identity theft” means the unauthorized use of another person’s personal identifying information to obtain credit, goods, services, money, or property.


“Personal identifying information” means a person’s name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number, social security number, place of employment, employee identification number, mother’s maiden name, demand deposit account number, savings account number, or credit card number.


“Victim of identity theft” means a person who had his or her personal identifying information used without authorization by another to obtain credit, goods, services, money, or property, and did not use or possess the credit, goods, services, money, or property obtained by the identity theft, and filed a police report in this regard pursuant to Section 530.5 of the Penal Code.

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