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Bill gives legal recourse for online ID theft

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 09:39:21-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma bill would give legal recourse to victims of catfishing, a practice where someone creates a fictional personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes.

The Catfishing Liability Act of 2016 was filed Thursday in the state House of Representatives.

The bill would allow people whose photos or videos are stolen to request an automatic injunction against the person who is falsely using the images. It would also allow victims to request monetary damages.

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