As our digital economy grows, the Internet affects more and more aspects of our daily lives. At the same time, the threats posed by identity theft and email scams are growing rapidly. Internet scammers aren't just using personal data to steal your money--they're also using it for fraud schemes involving social security, employment, and insurance. Their sophistication is increasing daily, which means law enforcement must continually improve its ability to fight back. Fighting cyber crime is one of my top priorities, and as your Attorney General I'll be dedicated to enforcing and prosecuting Internet fraud.
We've seen here and in other states that prevention is truly the best medicine, and there are steps we can all take to better educate ourselves to stop cyber scams and identity theft. I'll work with stakeholder groups, local senior citizens groups, banks, utility companies, and law enforcement to help better educate those most vulnerable to Internet predation and identity theft.