Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Email Update: Jan. 10

Have You Been a Victim of Identity Theft?

Commissioner Putnam, Jimmy Patronis and legislative leaders


Identity theft is the crime of the digital age, and seemingly every day we hear about a massive data breach that results in real harm to consumers. 

A few years ago, I worked with the Florida Legislature to add additional credit protections for minors whose identities were being stolen at an alarming rate. 

Today, I was proud to stand alongside Jimmy Patronis, Florida's Chief Financial Officer, as well as legislative leaders, to help announce a new bill that would remove all fees associated with putting a freeze on your credit. 

Protecting consumers from fraud continues to be a top priority of mine, and we should do all we can to make protecting consumers' financial information as easy as possible.