State of Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information.

Website: www.attorneygeneral.gov

Phone: (717) 787-3391

PA Department of Labor and Industry. Office of Unemployment Compensation

Contact for issues regarding state taxes and employment.

 

Website: www.uc.pa.gov

Report Identity Theft: www.dlisecureweb.pa.gov/FRTS/IdentityTheft.aspx

Report Fraud: www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/Report-Fraud-Here.aspx   

PA Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and registers vehicles.

Website:  www.dmv.pa.gov/pages/default.aspx

PA Department of Human Services

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

Website: www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/more/index.htm

 

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

18 § 4120

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

Police can take a report from a person claiming to be a victim of identity theft at face value.

18 § 4106

Using skimming devices to obtain card information, codes or account numbers  to commit fraud.

18 § 7611

18 § 7615

Illegal use of a computer, publishing passcodes, PII, or confidential information. Illegally giving authorization or access of PII to a third party to commit fraud

73 § 2302

Law regarding security breaches.

SB 180

Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

 

 

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