Anti-Phishing Act of 2005

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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 was sponsored in the Senate by Patrick Leahy (D-VT), where it is known as S.472, and in the House by Darlene Hooley (D-OR) where it's H.R.1099.


It did not pass.

In the Senate[edit]

The text of the bill may be viewed at

In the House[edit]

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