ATTORNEY GENERAL THURBERT BAKER UNVEILS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CONSUMERS
According to Baker, “This is the information age, but all this new technology comes with a price. Today, just about anyone with a computer can ride the information superhighway right into our pocketbooks and take hard-working Georgians for everything they’ve scrimped and saved a lifetime for.”
Baker’s Personal Financial Security Act is designed to let would-be rip off artists know that there will be a price to be paid if they use personal identification numbers to steal from citizens of this state. “If you rip off consumers in Georgia,” says Baker, “you better be prepared to do time.” If adopted by the General Assembly, the new crime would be a felony under Georgia law.