State of Mississippi

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

Mississippi Attorney

State credit/security freeze information

www.ago.state.ms.us/security-freeze/

Phone: (601) 359-3680

MS Secretary of State

Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses. 

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

MS Department of Public Safety

Issues Driver’s Licenses vehicle registrations.

Website: www.ms.gov/hp/drivers/license/Main.do

MS Department of Human Services

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

Website: www.mdhs.state.ms.us/

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Identity Theft Passport Program

ID for victims if criminal identity theft to carry to identify themselves as victims to law enforcement.

Law §97-45-29

Apply with the Attorney General’s Office
Phone: (800) 829-6766

 

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

§97-45-19

§97-45-1

§97-19-85

§97-9-79

§99-19-401

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

§97-45-27

Law concerning criminal identity theft and expunging fraudulent criminal charges.

§97-19-13

§97-19-31

§97-19-11

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.

§75-24-201 through 217 (must scroll through relevant sections)

Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

 

State of Tennessee

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

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance

State credit/security freeze information.

www.tn.gov/assets/entities/commerce/attachments/Consumer_
FREEZE-OUT-LAW-FAQs.pdf

Phone: (615) 741-2241

TN Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes, gun permits, and employment.

Website: sos.tn.gov/

TN Department of Safety

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website:  www.state.tn.us/safety/

TN Department of Human Services

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

Website: tennessee.gov/humanservices

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Identity Theft Victim Resource Kit

Available to all victims of identity theft in the state of Tennessee.

Website:
www.tn.gov/assets/entities/commerce/attachments/
Consumer-ResourceKitForVictimsOfIdentityTheft.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

§39-14-150

§39-16-301

§39-16-303

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

§39-14-118

Law regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.

§55-50-602

Law regarding illegal use or counterfeiting of government issued identification.

§47-18-5201 through 05

Definition of phishing for the purposes of identity theft.

§47-18-2110

Limits the transmission and posting of Social Security numbers.

§39-14-150

§47-18-2107

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

§47-18-2108

Law regarding security freezes for credit reports.

 

State of Kentucky

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

Kentucky Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information.

ag.ky.gov/family/consumerprotection/freeze/Pages/default.aspx

Phone: (502) 696-5300

Identity Theft Kit: ag.ky.gov/family/consumerprotection/idtheft/
Documents/idtheft_kit.pdf

KY Secretary of State

Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses.

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

KY Department of Revenue

Contact for situations of tax and employment fraud.

Website: revenue.ky.gov/

Phone: (502) 564-4581

Identity Confirmation Quiz: revenue.ky.gov/Get-Help/Pages/Tax-Fraud.aspx

KY Motor Vehicle Licensing

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: drive.ky.gov/Motor-Vehicle-Licensing/Pages/default.aspx

KY Department of Corrections

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

Website: corrections.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx  

KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Agency for welfare, disability, and social services.

Website: chfs.ky.gov/

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Request to flag state ID or Driver’s License

Flags your personal identifying information (PII) with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Division of Driver Licensing so that nobody but yourself can obtain a license or ID or check your history.

Website: transportation.ky.gov/driver-licensing/Pages/default.aspx

Phone: (502) 564-1257

 

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

§514.160

§514.170

Laws outlining identity theft in KY.

§434.570

§434.872

Obtaining, using, purchasing and falsifying financial information or payment cards.

§434.675

Use of scanning devices to obtain financial information from payment cards.

§367.365

Law outlining applying for a credit freeze in KY.

§532.034

§411.210

How to apply for restitution or file a civil suit against the thief.

 

 State of Illinois

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

Illinois Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/
security_freeze.pdf

Identity Theft Hotline: (866) 999-5630
TTY: (877) 844-5461

IL Secretary of State Licensing Department

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: www.cyberdriveillinois.com/ 

IL Department of Corrections

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

Website: www.idoc.state.il.us/

IL Department of health and human services

Agency for welfare, SNAP, and social services.

Website: www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx

Phone: (844) 453-7283

 

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

§720 ILCS 5/Art. 16, Subdiv. 15

Laws outlining identity theft, the penalties and jurisdiction of crime.

§15 ILCS 335/14B

Law outlining use of fraudulent identification cards and financial cards.

§740 ILCS / 7

Law outlining phishing and the penalties.

SB2400

Law governing biometrics.

§720 ILCS 5/16G-30

Mandatory police reporting law and law covering criminal identity theft.

§ 225 ILCS 425/1

Law requires debt collectors to cease collection activities after a law enforcement report of identity theft and other proof of identity theft.

§815 ILCS 505/2MM

Law outlining the credit freeze process in IL.

§815 ILCS 530:

Law outlining information breaches and notification processes.

 

 

State of Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

State credit/security freeze information

datcp.wi.gov/Documents/IDTheftCreditReportFreeze632.pdf

Child Credit Protection Act – security freeze for minors and protected individuals

Phone: (608) 266-1221 

WI Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding public records, municipal records, and deeds 

Website: www.sos.state.wi.us/

WI Department of Revenue

Businesses and state tax issues

Website: revenue.wi.gov/pages/home.aspx

Report Fraud: revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/ise-fraud.aspx

WI Department of Transportation

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website:  wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/lst-or-stoln/duplicate-id.aspx

WI Department of Health Services

Agency for medical coverage and social services.

Website: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/

Report Fraud: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/fraud/index.htm

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Notify if a utility is unwilling to assist you after being notified you are victim of identity theft.

Website: psc.wi.gov/Pages/Home.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

§943.201

§943.203

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

§943.201

Law enforcement is required to take any report of identity theft.

§100.54

Law regarding freezing credit reports

§134.98

Law regarding security breaches

§943.41

§943.82

Unlawful obtaining, forging payment cards. Using a scanning device to gain PII or financial information for the purposes of fraud

 

State of Louisiana

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

Louisiana Department of Revenue

State credit/security freeze information.

State tax revenue 

www.revenue.louisiana.gov

Phone:  (855) 307-3893

Identity Theft Checklist: www.revenue.louisiana.gov/FraudForms/Identity
TheftChecklist.pdf

LA Office of Motor Vehicles Public Safety Services

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

www.dmv.org/la-louisiana/ 

Website: dps.state.la.us/

LA Secretary of State

Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses and notary public.

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

LA Department of Children and Family Services

Agency for welfare, disability, and social services.

Website: dss.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=newsroom&tmp=detail&articleID=241 

 

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

RS 14:67

Law outlining identity theft and the penalties.

RS 51:2021

Laws defining what is considered phishing.

RS 14:67.22

Fraudulent acquisition of a credit card

RS 14:72.3

RS 9:3568

Laws regarding the Identification of alleged offender and the filing of police reports with the LA Department of Justice or local law enforcement agency.

RS 9:3571.3

Allows consumers to freeze their credit reports.

RS 51:3074

Law regarding requirements in the event of a security breach

 

State of Missouri

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

Missouri Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

ago.mo.gov/civil-division/consumer/identity-theft-data-security/credit-reports

ID Theft Hotline: (800) 392-8222

Identity Theft Complaint Form: www.ago.mo.gov/civil-division/consumer/identity-theft-data-security/identity-theft-complaint-form

MO Secretary of State

Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses. 

Website: www.sos.mo.gov/

Securities Division – Missouri Secretary of State: report investment fraud www.sos.mo.gov/securities/mipc/complaint.asp.

MO Department of Revenue

Driver’s Licenses, vehicle registration, personal taxes, and business tax.

Website: dor.mo.gov/

Phone: (573) 751-3505 

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MO Department of Social Services

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

Website: dss.mo.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

610.035 RSMo

State entity not to disclose Social Security number, exceptions.

569.095 to 569.099 RSMo

Computer tampering law.

407.1070 to 407.1110 RSMo

Telemarketing and phone solicitation.

407.1135 to 407.1141 RSMo

Unsolicited Commercial E-Mail prohibited.

407.430 to 407.436 RSMo

Confidential and secure handling of credit card information.

570.223 RSMo

Defines identity theft.

570.224 RSMo

Trafficking stolen identities.

570.380 RSMo

Manufacture or possess forged identification.

302.170, RSMo 32.091 RSMo

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