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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