Identity theft is a crime in New Mexico (NM Stat. Sec. 30-16-24.1). An individual commits identity theft when he or she:
• For the purpose of fraud, obtains, records, or transfers the personal identifying information of another person without that person's consent or authorization; or
• Obtains an identity by electronic fraud.
Personal identifying information is information that identifies a person, including the person's name, address, telephone number, driver's license number, Social Security number (SSN), date of birth, biometric data, place of employment, maiden name, demand deposit account number, checking or savings account number, credit card or debit card number, personal identification number, passwords, or any other numbers or information that can be used to access a person's financial resources.