State of Rhode Island

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

Rhode Island Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.riag.state.ri.us/ConsumerProtection/
About.php#

Phone Number: (401) 274-4400

RI Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding voting, business affairs and notaries. 

Website: sos.ri.gov/  

RI Division of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations 

Website: www.dmv.ri.gov/

RI Department of Human Services

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

Website: www.dhs.ri.gov/

 

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

§11-49.1

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

§11-49-3

§11-49-4

Obtaining credit card information by fraud.

§11-52.2

Illegal use of a computer, software, to gain PII for fraud.

§6-48-8

Printing, transmitting, and appropriate request for Social Security numbers.

§11-49.2

Law regarding security breaches.

§6-48-1 through 7

Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

 

 

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