State of Vermont

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Vermont Attorney General / University of Vermont

State credit/security freeze information

www.uvm.edu/~cap/?Page=idtheft.html

Phone: (802) 656-3183

VT Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding businesses 

Website: www.sec.state.vt.us/

VT Department of Taxes

Contact for issues regarding taxes, property, and businesses.

Identity theft and fraud: tax.vermont.gov/help-and-resources/identity-theft-and-fraud

VT Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: dmv.vermont.gov/

Compromised ID/License Number dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/lost-replacement/compromised-id-license-number 

VT Agency of Human Services

Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.

Website: humanservices.vermont.gov/

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

13 § 2030

Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.

9 § 4041 – 4045

9 § 2480l

Laws regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.

9 § 2480k

Law enforcement is required to take a report of identity theft from consumers.

9 § 2440

Limits the transmission and posting of Social Security numbers

9 § 2445

9 § 2435

Proper and improper disposal of records and PII. Security Breach Laws.

9 § 2480h

Laws regarding security freezes for credit reports.
Consumers can place a security alerts on their credit reports.

9 § 2480n

Executor of deceased estate or other authorized individual may request that the CRAs indicate that a person is deceased on their credit reports.

 

State of New Hampshire

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

New Hampshire Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.doj.nh.gov/consumer/identity-theft/credit-freeze.htm

Phone: (603) 271-3658

NH Secretary of State

Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses.

Website: sos.nh.gov/

NH Division of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/

Contact Resources: www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/contact-us/index.htm

NH Department of Health and Human Services

Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.

Website: www.dhhs.nh.gov/

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

§638-26

§638-25

§359-I

Laws outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.

§359-H:1 through H:6

Use of spyware to obtain PII.

§638:5

§638:29

Laws regarding the improper use of payment cards and the penalties for using and selling card information. Use of skimming and scanning devices to obtain information on financial cards.

§359-B:29

Law enforcement is required to take reports of identity theft.

§359-I

Law regarding civil suits and court orders regarding identity theft.

§359-B-23 through B-26

Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

§359-C-20

Law regarding breaching of information and security. 

 

State of Massachusetts

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Massachusetts Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.mass.gov/ago/consumer-resources/consumer-information/scams-and-identity-theft/identity-theft/fraud-alerts.html

Consumer Hotline:  (617) 727-8400

Contacts and Fraud Helplines: www.mass.gov/ago/contact-us.html

MA Department of Revenue

Child support, state taxes and financial laws

Identity Theft Information www.mass.gov/dor/individuals/identity-theft-information/

Audit Division's Identity Theft Unit  
Phone: (617) 887-6350 

MA Registry of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: www.massrmv.com/

Identity Theft Forms: www.massrmv.com/FormsManuals/IdentityTheftForms.aspx

MA of Social Services

Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.

Website: www.mass.gov/eohhs/utility/catalog-of-services.html  

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

266 § 37E

266 § 37B

266 § 37C

Laws outlining identity theft in MA, the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution. Police are required to take a report of identity theft.

201 CMR 17.00

Minimum requirements to protect personal identifying information (PII).

93I § 1-3

Proper destruction of records.

93 § 62A

Defines the process for placing, removing and lifting of a security freeze.

93H § 1-6

Law outlining the proper procedure for handling and mitigating an information breach.

 

State of Rhode Island

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Rhode Island Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.riag.state.ri.us/ConsumerProtection/
About.php#

Phone Number: (401) 274-4400

RI Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding voting, business affairs and notaries. 

Website: sos.ri.gov/  

RI Division of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations 

Website: www.dmv.ri.gov/

RI Department of Human Services

Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.

Website: www.dhs.ri.gov/

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

§11-49.1

Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.

§11-49-3

§11-49-4

Obtaining credit card information by fraud.

§11-52.2

Illegal use of a computer, software, to gain PII for fraud.

§6-48-8

Printing, transmitting, and appropriate request for Social Security numbers.

§11-49.2

Law regarding security breaches.

§6-48-1 through 7

Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

 

State of Connecticut

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Connecticut Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.cga.ct.gov/2015/rpt/pdf/2015-R-0176.pdf

Phone: (860) 808-5318

CT Secretary of State

Contact for questions regarding business identity theft.

Contact regarding fraudulent notarization documents or stolen notary license/stamps.

Website: www.sots.ct.gov/sots/site/default.asp

CT Department of Corrections

Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft.

Website: www.ct.gov/doc/site/default.asp

Phone: (860) 692-7480

CT Department of Social Services

Contact for identity theft situations regarding welfare, food stamps, Medicare and other social services.

Website: http://portal.ct.gov/dss 

CT Department of Consumer Protection

Offers information about laws and protection for consumers with regard to businesses.

Website: www.ct.gov/dcp

Phone: (860) 713-6100

CT Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: www.ct.gov/dmv/site/default.asp

Phone: (860) 263-5700 (Within Hartford area or outside of Connecticut)

Phone: (800) 842-8222 (Elsewhere in Connecticut)

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

§53a-129a

Defines identity theft.

§53a-130

Law defining criminal impersonation.

§54-1n

Reporting identity theft to law enforcement.

§54-93a

Correcting Public Record Containing False Information as a result of identity theft.

§42-471

Privacy protection and safeguarding law.

§36a-701a

Security freeze law.

 

State of New York

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

New York Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/pdfs/bureaus/consumer_fraud/
security_freeze.pdf

General Helpline: (800) 771-7755

Identity Theft Information: ag.ny.gov/consumer-frauds-bureau/identity-theft

NY Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes. 

Website: www.dos.ny.gov/

NY Department of Consumer Protection

Information on scams, consumer alerts and identity theft information

Website: www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection/

Phone: (800) 697-1220

Identity Theft Consumer Complaint Form: www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection/form/Complaint
Form1.asp
 

NY Motor Vehicle Division

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: dmv.ny.gov/

Report License or Registration Fraud dmv.ny.gov/
contact-us/report-problem-license-or-registration-fraud

NY State Office of Children and Family Services

Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.

Adult Protective Services: ocfs.ny.gov/main/psa/adultabuse.asp

Report Adult Abuse - (800) 342-3009, Option 6


Child Protective Services - http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/

Contact: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/ldss.htm

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Department of Taxation and Finance / Identity Theft Declaration DTF-275

Fill out and submit with your taxes when you believe tax fraud in the state is taking place using your information.  

www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/misc/dtf275_fill_in.pdf

 

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

§190.77

§190.78

§190.79

§190.80

§190.80-A

§190.81

§190.82

§190.83

§190.84

§20.40(l)

Laws outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.

General Business Law §399-H

State Technology Law § Article 2:201-208

Proper and improper disposal of customer paper records. Laws regarding security breaches putting consumers at risk of identity theft.

§165.17

§155.30

§165.45

§190.85

Laws regarding the improper use of payment cards and the penalties for using and selling card information. Use of skimming and scanning devices to obtain information on financial cards.

§390-B

Law defining and governing phishing.

§399-DD

Public Officers 96A

Labor: 203-d

Proper and improper transmission of Social Security numbers.

General Business Law §380-t

Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

Executive Law: §646

Law enforcement officers are required to take any report of identity theft and provide a copy of the report to the complainant at no charge.

General Business Law §29-HH

Debt collectors must stop attempts to collect when notified the debtor is a victim of identity theft and provided with a valid police report and written statement supported by documentation.

General Business Law §399-E

Consumers cannot be denied credit based solely on the fact that they are a victim of identity theft as long as they have and have filed and produced a law enforcement report.

 

State of Pennsylvania

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Pennsylvania Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information.

Website: www.attorneygeneral.gov

Phone: (717) 787-3391

PA Department of Labor and Industry. Office of Unemployment Compensation

Contact for issues regarding state taxes and employment.

 

Website: www.uc.pa.gov

Report Identity Theft: www.dlisecureweb.pa.gov/FRTS/IdentityTheft.aspx

Report Fraud: www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/Report-Fraud-Here.aspx   

PA Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and registers vehicles.

Website:  www.dmv.pa.gov/pages/default.aspx

PA Department of Human Services

Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.

Website: www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/more/index.htm

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

18 § 4120

Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.

Police can take a report from a person claiming to be a victim of identity theft at face value.

18 § 4106

Using skimming devices to obtain card information, codes or account numbers  to commit fraud.

18 § 7611

18 § 7615

Illegal use of a computer, publishing passcodes, PII, or confidential information. Illegally giving authorization or access of PII to a third party to commit fraud

73 § 2302

Law regarding security breaches.

SB 180

Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

 

 

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