State of Virginia

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

Virginia Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.oag.state.va.us/consumer-protection/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151

Phone: (804) 786-2042

Identity Theft Information : www.oag.state.va.us/programs-initiatives/identity-theft

VA Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes, licenses for business and employment. 

Website: www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/

VA Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website:
www.dmv.virginia.gov/general/#utilities/contact.asp
 

VA Department of Social Services

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

Website: www.dss.virginia.gov/

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Identity Theft Passport

Document to produce to law enforcement in case a consumer is a victim of criminal identity theft.

Law: §18.2-186.5:

Application : www.oag.state.va.us/files/Community
Outreach/ID_Theft_Passport_Application.pdf

 

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

§18.2-186.3

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

§18.2-152.5:1

§18.2-152.4

Defines phishing and how to prosecute. Defines the use of spyware to obtain personal identifying information (PII).

§18.2-192

§18.2-193

§18.2-194

§18.2-195

§18.2-197

Laws regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.

§18.2-186.3:1

Law enforcement is required to take a report of identity theft from consumers.

§59.1-444.2

Proper and improper disposal of records and PII. Security Breach Laws.

§ 59.1-444.2

Law regarding security freezes for credit reports.

§18.2-196.1

Use of a scanning device to obtain PII or financial information.

 

 

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