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Identity theft laws in North Dakota

Credit Freeze Law for North Dakota

  • Credit Freeze – House Bill 1417
    • Effective as of July 1, 2007
    • Applies to all consumers.
    • No fees for ID theft victims with valid copy of a police report or police case number documenting the identity theft, investigative report, or complaint to law enforcement agency.
    • For others, up to $5 to place or temporarily lift.
    • For instructions on how to place your security freeze : 
      www.consumersunion.org/pdf/security/securityND.pdf
    • Place the freeze over the phone
      • Equifax - 800-685-1111
      • Experian - 888-397-3742
      • TransUnion - 800-680-7289

Contacts in North Dakota

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

Other Resources

 

Identity theft laws in New Mexico

Credit Freeze Law in New Mexico

  • Freeze Law - SB 165
    • Effective July 1, 2007
    • Applies to all consumers.
    • Free for residents over 65 years of age, identity theft victims with copy of police or investigative report.
    • How to place a security freeze in New Mexico:
      www.consumersunion.org/pdf/security/securityNM.pdf
    • Place the freeze over the phone
      • Equifax - 800-685-1111
      • Experian - 888-397-3742
      • TransUnion - 800-680-7289

Contact in New Mexico

  • Attorney General: Hector Balderas 
    P.O. Drawer 1508, Sante Fe, NM 87504-1508
    Phone: (505) 827-6000
    Website: http://www.nmag.gov/

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

Other Resources

 

Identity Theft laws in Wyoming

Identity Theft Law Wyo. Stat. Ann. 6-3-901 & 6-3-902

Spam Law - 40-12-401. 

Wyoming Expanded Identity Theft Laws - Click to download the attached file(s): Wyoming.pdf
Provided by ID Safety in partnership with International Association of Chiefs of Police and Bank of America

Article 6 - Fraud (Scroll down to 6-3-615)

Data Breaches:   Effective July 1, 2015 S.B. 35 and S.B. 36 increase privacy protections and expand the definition of personal identifying information in conjunction with the state’s data breach notification statute.

S.B. 35 provides additional data breach notification requirements, including that a notice be “clear and consistent” and include at minimum:A toll-free number to contact the organization;Types of PII affected; A general description of the breach; Approximate date of the breach; General actions taken to protect against further breach; Advice relating to reviewing account statements and monitoring credit reports; and Whether the notification was delayed due to law enforcement.

S.B. 36 broadens the definition of (PII) that applies to protections under the statute. This includes a combination of first and last name with one or more of the following: Social Security or driver’s license number; Financial account number with security code; Tribal, Federal, of state issued identification card; Username or email address with password or security question and answer; Birth or marriage certificate; Medical information; Health insurance information; Unique biometric information; or Individual taxpayer identification number.

Credit Freeze Law in Wyoming

Contacts in Wyoming

  • Attorney General: Peter K. Michael
    123 Capitol Building West 24th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002
    Fax: 307-777-6869
  • Wyoming Department of Transporation
    Website: state.wy.us/

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

Other Resources

 

Identity Theft laws in Montana

Credit Freeze Law in Montana

  • Freeze Law - SB 116
    • Effective: July 1, 2007
    • No fee for victims, $3 for all others to place or lift the freeze and $5 replacement PIN.
    • Applies to all consumers.
    • How to place a security freeze in Montana:
      http://consumersunion.org/pdf/security/securityMT.pdf

    • Place the freeze over the phone
      • Equifax - 800-685-1111
      • Experian - 888-397-3742
      • TransUnion - 800-680-7289

Montana Identity Theft Passport Program

  • Code Ann. § 46-24-220
    Phone: (406) 444-4500 or (800) 481-6896
    Fax: (406) 444-9680
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • To qualify for a passport, identity theft victims must file a police report with a Montana law enforcement agency and present a completed Identity Theft Passport application with a photo ID to the investigating agency. Once the complaint has been verified by law enforcement, the agency faxes or mails to Montana's Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services:

      • a copy of the completed investigation report
      • the Identity Theft Passport application, signed by the victim and the officer
      • a copy of the victim's driver license or other official form of photo identification

Contacts in Montana

  • Attorney General: Tim Fox
    Justice Bldg., 215 N. Sanders, Helena, MT 59620-1401
    Phone: (406) 444-2026
    Website: www.doj.mt.gov 

  • Montana Department of Justice - Motor Vehicle Division
    Website: www.doj.mt.gov/driving/
    Phone: (406) 444-1772
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch
http://sos.mt.gov/business/IdentityTheft/index.asp

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

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A Right to Report State

Identity Theft laws in Texas

Texas Credit Freeze

Contacts in Texas

Legal Assistance in Texas

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

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NOT a Right to Report State

Identity Theft laws in Hawaii

  • Identity theft Law - HI Rev. Stat. § 708-839.6-8 (See statutes and documents)
    www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ 

  • Act 135 (Notification of Security Breaches).
    • Requires businesses and government agencies that keep confidential personal information about consumers to notify those consumers if that information has been compromised by an unauthorized disclosure.
    • Takes effect on January 1, 2007.

  • Act 136 (Destruction of Personal information).
    • The law, sometimes referred to as the "dumpster diving" law, requires businesses and government agencies to take reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to an individual’s personal information when disposing of the records they keep.
    • Takes effect on January 1, 2007.

  • Act 137 (Social Security Number Protection).
    • Restricts businesses and government agencies from disclosing consumers’ Social Security numbers to the general public.
    • Takes effect on July 1, 2007.
  • Act 139 (Criminal Penalties).
    • Establishes "unauthorized possession of confidential personal information" as a class C felony and adds identity theft as an enumerated offense within the repeat offender statute.
    • Took effect on May 25, 2006.

  • Act 140 (ID Theft Task Force).
    • Better protects Hawaii’s citizens from identity theft by changing the name of the Hawaii Anti-Phishing Task Force to the Identity Theft Task Force and expands the Task Force’s responsibilities to include prevention of identity theft.
    • Took effect on May 25, 2006.

  • SB 3092
    • Only the last four digits of a social security number shall be listed on judgments, orders, or decrees endorsed and recorded in the bureau of conveyances or land court.
    • Effective 7/1/2008. 

  • Data Breach Notification - Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 487N-1 to 487N-2

  • Hawaii Expanded Identity Theft Laws - Click to download the attached file(s): Hawaii.pdf
    Provided by ID Safety in partnership with International Association of Chiefs of Police and Bank of America

Credit Freeze Law in Hawaii

Contacts in Hawaii

 

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 Alaska

Security Freeze in Alaska  - HB - 65

  • Eligibility: All consumers.

  • Fees: No fees for identity theft victims with a copy of a complaint to law enforcement. All others pay a $5 fee to place the freeze and $2 for a temporary lift. 
    Effective date of law: July 1, 2009

  • Permanent freeze remains until removal requested by consumer.

  • Instructions for using Alaska's security freeze law -www.consumersunion.org/pdf/security/securityAK.pdf

  • Place the freeze over the phone
    • Equifax - 800-685-1111
    • Experian - 888-397-3742
    • TransUnion - 800-680-7289

Contacts in Alaska

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

Other Resources

 

 

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