Identity theft is a crime at both the state and federal levels.
Nevada's identity theft law (NRS 205.463), makes it a crime to use personal identifying information of another individual with the intent to fraudulently obtain credit, property or services. It also takes into account computer and Internet technology, and makes it a crime to aid or abet another person in securing this personal identifying information.
Federal and state governments have taken steps to crack down on identity theft, but the victims of identity theft have been left on their own. People whose identities have been stolen can spend an enormous amount of time cleaning up the mess the thieves have made of their good name and credit record.