State of Massachusetts

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

Massachusetts Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.mass.gov/ago/consumer-resources/consumer-information/scams-and-identity-theft/identity-theft/fraud-alerts.html

Consumer Hotline:  (617) 727-8400

Contacts and Fraud Helplines: www.mass.gov/ago/contact-us.html

MA Department of Revenue

Child support, state taxes and financial laws

Identity Theft Information www.mass.gov/dor/individuals/identity-theft-information/

Audit Division's Identity Theft Unit  
Phone: (617) 887-6350 

MA Registry of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: www.massrmv.com/

Identity Theft Forms: www.massrmv.com/FormsManuals/IdentityTheftForms.aspx

MA of Social Services

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

Website: www.mass.gov/eohhs/utility/catalog-of-services.html  

 

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

266 § 37E

266 § 37B

266 § 37C

Laws outlining identity theft in MA, the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution. Police are required to take a report of identity theft.

201 CMR 17.00

Minimum requirements to protect personal identifying information (PII).

93I § 1-3

Proper destruction of records.

93 § 62A

Defines the process for placing, removing and lifting of a security freeze.

93H § 1-6

Law outlining the proper procedure for handling and mitigating an information breach.

 

 

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