A Mandatory Reporting State

Identity Theft laws in South Carolina 

Security Freeze in South Carolina

  • South Carolina Freeze Law
    • Eligibility: All consumers.
    • Fees: None.
    • Effective date of law: December 31, 2008
    • Permanent freeze remains until removal requested by consumer.
    • Instructions for using South Carolina's security freeze law www.consumersunion.org/pdf/security/securitySC.pdf
    • Place the freeze over the phone
      • Equifax - 800-685-1111
      • Experian - 888-397-3742
      • TransUnion - 800-680-7289

 Contacts in South Carolina

  • Attorney General: Alan Wilson
    Rembert C. Dennis Office Bldg., P.O.Box 11549, Columbia, SC 29211-1549
    Phone: (803) 734-3970
    Website: www.scattorneygeneral.org

  • Medicade Fraud Hotline
    Local: (803) 734-3660
    Toll Free: (888) 662-4328

  • Victim Assistance Program
    Phone: (803) 734-3739

  • DMV

Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) - Please refer to ITRC Solution 2:  Credit Reporting Agencies Contact Information

Other Resources

 

 NOT a Right to Report State

Identity Theft laws in Florida

Florida Credit Freeze Program

Contacts in Florida

Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) - Please refer to ITRC Solution 2:  Credit Reporting Agencies Contact Information

Other Resources

 

 

A Mandatory Reporting State

Identity Theft laws in Georgia 

Security Freeze Law in Georgia

  • HB 130
    • Eligibility:All Consumers
    • Fees:No fees for identity theft victims with a police report and seniors 65 or older.
    • All others pay $3 per credit reporting agency to place, remove or temporarily lift.
    • Effective Date of law: August 1, 2008
    • For instructions on how to place the freeze -www.consumersunion.org/pdf/security/securityGA.pdf
    • Place the freeze over the phone
      • Equifax - 800-685-1111
      • Experian - 888-397-3742
      • TransUnion - 800-680-7289

 Contacts in Georgia

 Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) - Please refer to ITRC Solution 2:  Credit Reporting Agencies Contact Information

Other Resources

 

 Not a Right to Report State

 

Identity theft laws in Ohio

State of Ohio Privacy & Security Information Center
http://www.privacy.ohio.gov/

Ohio Breach Law

Credit Freeze Law in Ohio

Contacts in Ohio

  • Ohio Department of Public Safety
    http://statepatrol.ohio.gov/
  • Bureau of Motor Vehicles
    Phone: 614-752-7500               TDD: 614-752-4559
    Website: www.bmv.ohio.gov/bmv.asp 

  • Ohio Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
    Website: www.jfs.ohio.gov/index.stm
     
  • Report Welfare Fraud
    Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
    Office of Research, Assessment & Accountability
    Bureau of Program Integrity Fraud Control Section
    4020 East Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    Website: www.odjfs.state.oh.us/fraud/index.asp
    Online Report: www.odjfs.state.oh.us/fraud/form.asp
    Phone: 614-728-7741  (local)
    800-627-8133

  • Passport Identity Victim Assistance Kit
  •  Information for victims of Identity Theft

Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) - Please refer to ITRC Solution 2:  Credit Reporting Agencies Contact Information

Other Resources

 

Not a Right to Report State

Identity theft laws in Alabama

Security Freeze Provided by the three Credit Reporting Agencies

As of November 1st, 2007 all three credit reporting agencies are voluntarily offering Security Freezes to all states that do not currently have a freeze law. To apply for this freeze you will need to write to all three credit reporting agencies.

We have provided for you a pre-made letter form ( Letter Form 124A ) to submit with your documentation to Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. You will need to place the freeze with all three credit reporting agencies. Placing it on one will only place it with that specific company.

Include in your packet:

  • A copy of your State ID or driver’s license
  • A copy of your social security card
  • A copy of a bill, bank statement, or pay stub with the same name and address that appears on your state ID
  • If you have recently moved include a photocopy of your change of address card with your state ID.
  • If you are a victim of Identity Theft, include a copy of your police report. This will give you the freeze for free.
  • If you are not a victim of identity theft, include the amount of $10 per company to place the freeze.

Place the freeze over the phone

  • Equifax: 800-685-1111
  • Experian: 888-397-3742
  • TransUnion: 800-680-7289

Contacts in Alabama

Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) - Please refer to ITRC Solution 2:  Credit Reporting Agencies Contact Information

Other Resources

 

A Mandatory Reporting State

Identity theft laws in Indiana

Credit Freeze Law in Indiana

Contacts in Indiana

  • Attorney General: Greg Zoeller 
    Indiana Government Center South - 5th Floor, 402 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Phone: (317) 232-6201
  • AG's ID Theft Unit 
    302 West Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Phone: (800) 382-5516
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Bureau of Motor Vehicles

  • Department of Corrections

Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) - Please refer to ITRC Solution 2:  Credit Reporting Agencies Contact Information

Other Resources

 

A Mandatory Reporting State

Identity Theft in Michigan

Security Freeze Provided by the three Credit Reporting Agencies

As of November 1st, 2007 all three credit reporting agencies are voluntarily offering Security Freezes to all states that do not currently have a freeze law. To apply for this freeze you will need to write to all three credit reporting agencies.

We have provided for you a pre-made letter form (Letter Form 124A ) to submit with your documentation to Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. You will need to place the freeze with all three credit reporting agencies. Placing it on one will only place it with that specific company.

Include in your packet:

  • A copy of your State ID or driver’s license
  • A copy of your social security card
  • A copy of a bill, bank statement, or pay stub with the same name and address that appears on your state ID
  • If you have recently moved include a photocopy of your change of address card with your state ID.
  • If you are a victim of Identity Theft, include a copy of your police report. This will give you the freeze for free.
  • If you are not a victim of identity theft, include the amount of $10 per company to place the freeze.

Experian’s website about the freezewww.experian.com/consumer/security_freeze.html#state

Place the freeze over the phone

  • Equifax - 800-685-1111
  • Experian - 888-397-3742
  • TransUnion - 800-680-7289

Contacts in Michigan

Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) - Please refer to ITRC Solution 2:  Credit Reporting Agencies Contact Information

Other Resources

 

 

 

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