State of New Jersey

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 Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance

State credit/security freeze information

www.state.nj.us/dobi/division_consumers/finance/creditfreeze.htm

Office of the Attorney General Phone: (609) 292-8740

NJ Department of Treasury and Taxation

Contact for issues regarding state taxes.

 

Website: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/identity_theft.shtml 
Identity Theft IDT-100 Form  

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations 

Website: www.state.nj.us/mvc/

NJ Department of Human Services

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

Website: www.state.nj.us/humanservices/

 

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

§2C:21-17

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

§2C:21-2.1

Falsifying and counterfeiting government documents and identification.

§C.56:8-162

Improper disposal of records.

§2C:21-6

Law 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.

§2C:21-17.5

Petition the courts to remove charges due to identity theft from a victim's record.

§56-8-164

Proper and improper transmission of Social Security numbers.

§2C:21-17.6:

Law enforcement is required to take reports of identity theft.

§2C:21-17.4

§2C:21:17.1

Laws regarding civil suits and court orders regarding identity theft.

§C.56:11-46

Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

§56:8-163

Laws regarding breaching of information and security

§56:11-51

Denial of credit due to identity theft

 

State of Delaware

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

Delaware Attorney General

This office protects consumers by fighting fraud and crime.

attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/fraud/cpu/idtheft/

Fraud and Consumer Protection: (302) 577-8600

DE Secretary of State

Contact for questions regarding business identity theft.

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

Website: sos.delaware.gov/

DE Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: www.dmv.de.gov/

DE Department of Corrections

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

Website: www.doc.delaware.gov/

DE Department Health and Social Services

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

Website: dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/  

Report Fraud: dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dms/arms/reportfraud.html

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Delaware Identity Theft Passport

A document that a victim of criminal impersonation can carry with them in order to help prove their identity.

Law: 11 § 854A

Information on the program: regulations.delaware.gov/  

Application Form: attorneygeneral.delaware.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 § 854

Outlines what is considered identity theft. Classified as a class D felony.

11 § 903

11 § 903A

Outlines what is considered an illegal use of payment cards. Talks about scanning devices, skimming, recording card information and memorizing.

6 § 2204

Requires that a police officer take the report of any consumer who says they are a victim of identity theft.

6 § 2203

Outlines how consumers in DE can apply for a credit freeze.

§12B-101 through 104

Online what individuals and companies are responsible for in the event of an information breach.

 

State of Maryland

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

Maryland Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/Identity
Theft/freezing.aspx

Identity Theft Unit Phone: (410) 576-6491

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MD Secretary of State

Contact for situation of tax fraud, voter fraud and issues regarding businesses.

Website: www.sos.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx

MD Motor Vehicle Administration

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: www.mva.maryland.gov/

Identity Theft Complaints: www.mva.maryland.gov/about-mva/info/12100/12100-52T.htm

MD of Human Services

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

Website: dhr.maryland.gov/

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

MD Identity Theft Passport Program

Law §8-305
identification given to victims of criminal identity theft to help prevent wrongful arrest due to fraud

Website: www.oag.state.md.us/idtheft/IDTpassport.htm

Safe at Home

Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) For victims of Domestic violence or human trafficking, in an effort to keep their perpetrators from finding them.

Website: sos.maryland.gov/ACP/Pages/default.aspx

 

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

§8.301

Law outlining identity theft in MD, the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.

§8-302

§8-303

Illegal to produce, sell, or create false identification.

§8.304

Requires law enforcement to take a report of identity theft.

§14-1212.1

Defines account review and security freeze process.

§14-3501 through 3508

Laws outlining the proper procedure for handling and mitigating an information breach. Proper destruction of records.

 

State of West Virginia

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

West Virginia Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information 

www.ago.wv.gov/consumerprotection/pages/identity-theft-prevention.aspx

Phone: (304) 558-2021

Identity theft Information www.ago.wv.gov/consumerprotection/Pages/
Identity-Theft-Prevention.aspx
 

WV Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes, licenses for business licensing and employment. 

Website: www.sos.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

WV Division of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Pages/
default.aspx

WV Department of Health & Human Resources

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

Website: www.dhhr.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

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

§61-3-54

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

§4-A-6L-101 through 105

Laws regarding freezing credit reports.

§46A-2-101

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

§61-3-24a

§61-3-56

Attempted or fraudulent use, forgery, traffic of credit cards; possession and transfer of credit cards and credit card making equipment; false or fraudulent use of telephonic services; and penalties.

Scanning device or re-encoder fraud; felony; definitions; and penalties.

 

State of Virginia

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

Virginia Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.oag.state.va.us/consumer-protection/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151

Phone: (804) 786-2042

Identity Theft Information : www.oag.state.va.us/programs-initiatives/identity-theft

VA Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes, licenses for business and employment. 

Website: www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/

VA Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website:
www.dmv.virginia.gov/general/#utilities/contact.asp
 

VA Department of Social Services

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

Website: www.dss.virginia.gov/

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Identity Theft Passport

Document to produce to law enforcement in case a consumer is a victim of criminal identity theft.

Law: §18.2-186.5:

Application : www.oag.state.va.us/files/Community
Outreach/ID_Theft_Passport_Application.pdf

 

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

§18.2-186.3

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

§18.2-152.5:1

§18.2-152.4

Defines phishing and how to prosecute. Defines the use of spyware to obtain personal identifying information (PII).

§18.2-192

§18.2-193

§18.2-194

§18.2-195

§18.2-197

Laws regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.

§18.2-186.3:1

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

§59.1-444.2

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

§ 59.1-444.2

Law regarding security freezes for credit reports.

§18.2-196.1

Use of a scanning device to obtain PII or financial information.

 

 

State of North Carolina

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

North Carolina Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

ncdoj.gov/getdoc/5ec7dfeb-a28e-4b26-92c2-42df5fa0c36e/Freeze-Your-Credit.aspx

Phone: (919) 716-6400 

NC Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes. 

Website: www.sosnc.gov/Corporations/

NC Division of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website:  www.ncdot.org/dmv/

License & Theft Bureau for cases of fraud: www.ncdot.gov/dmv/licensetheft/

NC State Office of Children and Family Services

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

Website: www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dss

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

NC Criminal Identity Theft Expunctions

Paperwork to have charges resulting from criminal identity theft removed from your record.

Criminal Identity Theft Page: www.ncdoj.gov/Help-for-Victims/ID-Theft-Victims/Criminal-ID-Theft.aspx

Information Packet and Form: www.ncjustice.org/sites/default/files/Summary%20of%20NC%20
Expunctions%202016_0.pdf
 

 

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

§14.113.20

§14-113.20A

§14.113.21

§14-113.23

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

§14-113.22

§1-539.2C

Restitution for victims, obtaining court documents and civil suits.

§75-64

§75-65

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

§14-113.9

§14-113.10

§14-113.11

§14-113.13

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.

15A-502

§15A-147

Laws regarding criminal identity theft and the removal of fraudulent charges.

§75-62

§75-66

Proper and improper transmission of social security numbers PII.

§75-63

Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

§14-113.21A

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.

 

 

State of South Carolina

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

South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs

State credit/security freeze information

doi.sc.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/2594

Phone:  (800) 922-1594

SC State Office of Victim Assistance

Offers assistance and information for victims of crime.

Phone: (800) 220-5370

Website: sova.sc.gov/contact.html

SC Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding business, notaries, and charities. 

Website: sos.sc.gov/index.asp

SC Division of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website:  www.scdmvonline.com/

Report Fraud: www.scdmvonline.com/Fraud-Hotline

SC Department of Human Services

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

Website: dss.sc.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

§16-13-510

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

§16-14-20

§16-14-30

§16-14-40

§16-14-50

§16-14-60

Laws regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.

Title 37 Chapter 20

Consumer Protection Code covers the following: Disposal of documents, security breaches and public display of PII, law enforcement must take a consumer’s report of identity theft, court records must reflect the innocence of an identity theft victim in the case of criminal identity theft and law regarding the application and terms for a credit freeze.

 

 

 

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