2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 16 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
CHAPTER 9 - FORGERY AND FRAUDULENT PRACTICES
ARTICLE 8 - IDENTITY FRAUD
§ 16-9-120 - Definitions

O.C.G.A. 16-9-120 (2010)
16-9-120. Definitions


As used in this article, the term:

(1) "Administrator" means the administrator appointed under Part 2 of Article 15 of Chapter 1 of Title 10, the "Fair Business Practices Act of 1975."

(2) "Business victim" means any individual or entity that provided money, credit, goods, services, or anything of value to someone other than the intended recipient where the intended recipient has not given permission for the actual recipient to receive it and the individual or entity that provided money, credit, goods, services, or anything of value has suffered financial loss as a direct result of the commission or attempted commission of a violation of this article.

(3) "Consumer victim" means any individual whose personal identifying information has been obtained, compromised, used, or recorded in any manner without the permission of that individual.

(4) "Identifying information" shall include, but not be limited to:

(A) Current or former names;

(B) Social security numbers;

(C) Driver's license numbers;

(D) Checking account numbers;

(E) Savings account numbers;

(F) Credit and other financial transaction card numbers;

(G) Debit card numbers;

(H) Personal identification numbers;

(I) Electronic identification numbers;

(J) Digital or electronic signatures;

(K) Medical identification numbers;

(L) Birth dates;

(M) Mother's maiden name;

(N) Selected personal identification numbers;

(O) Tax identification numbers;

(P) State identification card numbers issued by state departments; or

(Q) Any other numbers or information which can be used to access a person's or entity's resources.

(5) "Resources" includes, but is not limited to:

(A) A person's or entity's credit, credit history, credit profile, and credit rating;

(B) United States currency, securities, real property, and personal property of any kind;

(C) Credit, charge, and debit accounts;

(D) Loans and lines of credit;

(E) Documents of title and other forms of commercial paper recognized under Title 11;

(F) Any account, including a safety deposit box, with a financial institution as defined by Code Section 7-1-4, including a national bank, federal savings and loan association, or federal credit union or a securities dealer licensed by the Secretary of State or the federal Securities and Exchange Commission; and

(G) A person's personal history, including but not limited to records of such person's driving records; criminal, medical, or insurance history; education; or employment.

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