State of New Mexico

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 Mexico Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.nmag.gov/identity-theft.aspx

Toll-free phone: (844) 255-9210

NM Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding voting and business services. 

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

NM Motor Vehicle Division

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: www.mvd.newmexico.gov/

NM Department of Human Services

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

Website: www.hsd.state.nm.us/

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Identity Theft Passport

A statewide database accessible by law enforcement and the Motor Vehicle Department to identify identity theft victims

Website: www.nmag.gov/identity-theft.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

§30-16-24.1

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

§30-16-10

Falsifying and counterfeiting government documents and identification.

§30-16-33

§30-16-30

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.

§ 57-12B-1 though 4

Proper and improper transmission of Social Security numbers.

§56-3A1 though 6

Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

 

State of Wyoming

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

Wyoming Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.dwt.com/files/Uploads/Documents/Publications/
Wyoming%20Security%20Freeze.pdf

Phone:  (307) 777-7841

WY Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding businesses, elections and investing

Website: soswy.state.wy.us/

WY Department of Revenue

Contact for issues regarding businesses and state tax issues

Website: revenue.wyo.gov/ 

WY Department of Transportation

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website:  www.dot.state.wy.us/home.html

WY Department of Social Services

Agency for social services, child support, homeless assistance, family and medical aid.

Website: dfsweb.wyo.gov/social-services

  

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

§6-3-901

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

§6-3-901

40-12-509

Victims of criminal identity theft may petition a court for a factual declaration of innocence. AG’s office may create and maintain a database of criminal identity theft victims.

40-12-501

Law regarding freezing credit reports.

40-12-501

Law regarding security breaches.

§6-3-802

§6-3-803

Unlawful obtaining, forging payment cards. Use of scanning device to obtain PII from payment cards.

 

State of Montana

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

Montana Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

dojmt.gov/consumer/identity-theft/

Phone:  (406) 444-2026

Tax fraud information: dojmt.gov/avoid-becoming-victim-tax-related-id-theft-file-tax-return-early/

MT Secretary of State

Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses. 

Website: sos.mt.gov/business/IdentityTheft/index.asp

MT Department of Justice – Motor Vehicle Division

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: www.doj.mt.gov/driving/

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

MT Department of Health and Human Services

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

Website: dphhs.mt.gov/cfsd

Phone: (406) 841-2400

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Identity Theft Passport Program

Identification for victims of criminal identity theft to carry with them to identify themselves as victims to law enforcement.


Phone: (406) 444-4500 or (800) 481-6896

Application: media.dojmt.gov/wp-content/uploads/X-200-Identity-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

§45-6-332

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

§45-6-317

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.

§30-14-1703

§30-14-1704

Proper disposal of records and documents and security breaches

§30-14-1726 through 1736

Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

 

State of Texas

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

Texas Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

Website: www.oag.state.tx.us/

Fight Identity Theft Website: www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/identitytheft

TX Secretary of State

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

Website: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/

TX Department of Public Safety

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: www.txdps.state.tx.us 

Identity Theft Information Guide: www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/idtheft/idtheft2.htm

TX Department of Family and Protective Services

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

Website: www.dfps.state.tx.us/

 

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

Penal Code §32.51

Business & Commerce Code §48.101

Code of Criminal Procedure: §13.29

Code of Criminal Procedure: §12.01

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

Penal Code: §32.31

Penal Code: §32.32

Business & Commerce: §35.64

Laws regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.

Code of Criminal Procedure: §2.29

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

Business & Commerce: §35.60

Use of a scanning device to obtain financial information for fraudulent purposes.

Business & Commerce: §48.001 through 005

§48.001 to 48.102

Definition of phishing for the purposes of identity theft. Use of spyware software to obtain PII.

Business & Commerce Code: §35.585

Finance Code: §392.303

A victim cannot be discriminated against obtaining a credit card solely on the fact that they are a victim of identity theft. Creditors cannot continue to peruse a victim of identity theft for payment after being notified and receiving a police report.

Business & Commerce: 35.58

Business & Commerce: §35.581

Limits the transmission and posting of Social Security numbers.

Business & Commerce: §48.102

Business & Commerce: §48.103

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

Business & Commerce Code: §35.595

What banks are and are not required to do and who they are required to notify in the case of check fraud and identity theft.

Business & Commerce Code: §20.034-039

Business & Commerce Code: §20.031-033

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

Business & Commerce Code: §48.202

Code of Criminal Procedure: §2.28

Court order to be declared a victim of identity theft due to fraudulent criminal charges. Law enforcement is required to notify a victim of criminal identity theft if that person’s information is given. They are also required to inform the Texas Department of Criminal Justice if a thief is using a known victim’s identity.

 

State of Hawaii

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

Hawaii Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

cca.hawaii.gov/ocp/files/2017/09/SecurityFreeze
HawaiiInformation.pdf

Phone: (808) 586-1500

HI Department of Customer Services

Contact for situations regarding Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registration.

Website: www.honolulu.gov/csd/vehicle.html 

HI Department of Public Safety

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

Website: dps.hawaii.gov/ 

Phone: (808) 587-1288

HI Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

To check the authenticity of a business, check on the status of professional licenses, cable utilities, and request for public records.

Contact: cca.hawaii.gov/contact/

 

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

§708-839.6-8

 

Outlines what is identity theft and the various degrees of the crime.

§708-839.55

Defines personal identifying information (PII) and the penalties of possessing or using PII illegally.

§710-1016.3

§710-1016.4

Obtaining and/or falsifying government issued identification.

§708-8101

Falsifying insurance information.

§708-8102

§708-8100

Outlines credit card theft and illegal use of credit cards.

§487R

§487N

Proper disposal of physical and electronic records, punishments for not following proper procedure.

Security breach notification laws.

§487J

Outlines the proper use of Social Security numbers by government agencies and businesses.

§489P-3

Law outlining applying for a security freeze on a consumer’s credit report and the possible fees.

 

State of Arizona

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

Arizona Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.azag.gov/identity-theft/security-freeze

Phone: (602) 542-4025

AZ Secretary of State

Contact for questions regarding business identity theft.

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

Website: www.azsos.gov/

Phone: (602) 542-4285

AZ Department of Corrections

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

Website: www.azcorrections.gov

Phone: (602) 542-5497 

AZ Department of Transportation

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: https://www.azdot.gov/mvd/

Report Fraud Phone: (602)-277-5684 or
(877) 712-2370

Fraud Website: www.azdot.gov/motor-vehicles/report-fraud

AZ Benefits Services

Contact for identity theft situations regarding unemployment benefits, public housing, and SSI.

Website: govthub.com/arizona-benefits-guide.aspx

AZ Department of Revenue

Questions regarding income and tax laws.

Website:  www.azdor.gov

Toll-free phone: (800) 352-4090

 

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

A.R.S. 13-2008 

Defines what is considered identity theft in the state of Arizona.  Identified as a Class 4 felony. 

A.R.S. 44-1372

Defines what type of electronic mail is considered "unsolicited commercial electronic mail" (spam). 

A.R.S. 44-7601

Law regarding the discarding and disposing of records containing personal identifying information; civil penalty; enforcement; and definition.

A.R.S. 44-7701

Retention of customer information; transmission to third parties prohibited; enforcement; and civil penalties.

A.R.S. 12-771

A.R.S. 12-772

A.R.S. 13-4440 

Laws regarding when somebody is charged for a crime they did not commit due to identity theft.

A.R.S. 44-1698 Security freeze on credit reports and credit scores; fees; and definition.

A.R.S. 44-1698-01

Consumer credit reports; extension of credit; identity theft; and definition.

State of Utah

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

Utah Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

idtheft.utah.gov/uncategorized/consumer-credit-freeze

Phone:  (800) AG4 INFO (244-4636)
(toll-free within Utah)

UT Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes, voting, charities, driving record and employment. 

Website: www.utah.gov/government/secretary-of-state.html

UT Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: dmv.utah.gov/

UT Department of Human Services

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

Website: hs.utah.gov/

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Identity Theft Reporting Information System (IRIS)

Identity theft report that is delivered to an investigating officer and provides consumers with an affidavit.

Website: idtheft.utah.gov/report-identity-theft-instructions

Child Identity Protection (CIP)

Secure process to enroll a child's information with TransUnion who will take certain proprietary fraud prevention steps such as entering portions of the child’s information into a High Risk Fraud database until the child's 17th birthday, at which time it will be removed.

Issued by the Office of the Attorney General.

Website: cip.utah.gov/cip/SessionInit.action

 

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

§76-6-1102

§76-6-1105

§76-1-202

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

§76-6-506.2

Law regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.

§53-3-229

Illegal to use a fraudulent Driver’s License or for an employee of the License Bureau to knowingly issue a license with fraudulent information.

§76-6-506.7

Use of a scanning device to obtain financial information for fraudulent purposes.

§76-10-1801(f)

Definition of phishing for the purposes of identity theft. Use of spyware software to obtain PII.

§13-45-3

Limits the transmission and posting of Social Security numbers.

§13-44-201

§13-44-202

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

§13-45-101 through 205

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

§76-6-1104

“In any case in which a person commits identify fraud and uses the personal identifying information obtained to commit a crime in addition to the identity fraud, the court shall make appropriate findings in any prosecution of such a crime that the person whose identity was falsely used to commit the crime did not commit the crime.”

 

 

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