State of Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

State credit/security freeze information

datcp.wi.gov/Documents/IDTheftCreditReportFreeze632.pdf

Child Credit Protection Act – security freeze for minors and protected individuals

Phone: (608) 266-1221 

WI Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding public records, municipal records, and deeds 

Website: www.sos.state.wi.us/

WI Department of Revenue

Businesses and state tax issues

Website: revenue.wi.gov/pages/home.aspx

Report Fraud: revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/ise-fraud.aspx

WI Department of Transportation

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website:  wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/lst-or-stoln/duplicate-id.aspx

WI Department of Health Services

Agency for medical coverage and social services.

Website: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/

Report Fraud: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/fraud/index.htm

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Notify if a utility is unwilling to assist you after being notified you are victim of identity theft.

Website: psc.wi.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

 

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

§943.201

§943.203

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

§943.201

Law enforcement is required to take any report of identity theft.

§100.54

Law regarding freezing credit reports

§134.98

Law regarding security breaches

§943.41

§943.82

Unlawful obtaining, forging payment cards. Using a scanning device to gain PII or financial information for the purposes of fraud

 

 

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