ORS 165.815¹
Criminal impersonation

(1) A person commits the crime of criminal impersonation if:

(a) The person, with the intent to injure an individual, intentionally impersonates the individual in a communication to a third person without the individual’s consent;

(b) The person acts with the intent to deceive the third person into believing that the third person is communicating with the individual;

(c) A reasonable person in the circumstances of the third person would believe that the third person is communicating with the individual; and

(d) The impersonation causes injury to the individual.

(2) Criminal impersonation is a Class A misdemeanor.

(3) As used in this section:

(a) “Impersonate” means to use an actual individual’s name or likeness to create a representation of the individual that another person would reasonably believe was or is the actual individual being impersonated.

(b) “Injure” means to intimidate, threaten, harass or physically harm. [2016 c.22 §1]

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 165—Offenses Involving Fraud or Deception, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors165.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 165, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano165.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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