Puerto Rico

The following 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

Puerto Rico Attorney General

 

Website: www.justicia.gobierno.pr 

Phone:  (787) 721-2900

PR Office of the Secretary

Contact for questions regarding business identity theft.

Contact regarding fraudulent notarization documents or stolen notary license/stamps.

Contact to enroll in the Safe at Home program for domestic violence.

Website: www.estado.gobierno.pr

PR Department of Justice

Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft.

Website: www.justicia.gobierno.pr/

PR Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: www.dtop.gov.pr/servicios/

 

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

P.R. Code Ann. tit. 33, §4843 et seq.

The main laws regarding identity theft, impersonation and restitution.

 

State of Alaska

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situations and/or help you clear any state-specific fraud.
 

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Alaska Attorney General

State credit freeze information

www.law.alaska.gov/department/civil/consumer/4548.html

Phone: (907) 269-5100

AK Department of Corrections

Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft.

Website: www.correct.state.ak.us/

AK Division of Motor Vehicles Fraud Department

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: www.state.ak.us/dmv/

Phone: (907) 269-5559

AK Department of Social Services

Contact for identity theft situations regarding welfare, food stamps, Medi-Cal and other social services.

Website: www.hss.state.ak.us/

AK Department of Revenue

Charged with collecting state taxes and administering tax laws.

Website: www.tax.alaska.gov/ 

Phone:  (907) 465-2320


 

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

HB 65

Relating to breaches of security involving personal information, credit report and credit score, security freezes, protection of social security numbers, care of records, disposal of records, identity theft, credit cards, and debit cards, disclosure of the names and addresses of permanent fund dividend applicants, and to the jurisdiction of the office of administrative hearings.

AS Sec. 45.48.010-090

Alaska Personal Information Protection Act - Covers a number of protections for personal information, including: data breach notification, the placing of a security freeze on consumer credit report, restrictions on the use of personal information, the disposal of records containing personal information, allowing for a factual declaration of innocence, and truncation of card information.

 

District of Columbia

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

District of Columbia Attorney General

Credit/security freeze information

oag.dc.gov/publication/consumer-alert-identity-theft

Phone: (202) 727-3400

ID Theft Info: oag.dc.gov/publication/consumer-alert-identity-theft

DC Office of the Secretary

Contact for questions regarding business identity theft.

Contact regarding fraudulent notarization documents or stolen notary license/stamps.

Contact to enroll in the Safe at Home program for domestic violence.

Website: os.dc.gov/

DC Department of Corrections

Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft.

Website: doc.dc.gov

DC Department of Human Services

Contact for issues regarding social benefits, family services, SNAP, etc.

Website: dhs.dc.gov/

DC Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: dmv.dc.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

§22-3277

The main law regarding identity theft, jurisdiction identity theft is tried in, and the right to seek restitution.

§22-3223

Law regarding illegal use, obtaining, or falsifying payment cards.

§22-3277

The right to file a police report of identity theft with your local police department or sheriff’s office, even if the crime was committed elsewhere.

§22-3277

The right to have information resulting from identity theft removed (blocked) from your personal, public record.

§28-3862

Law pertaining to freezing a consumer’s credit reports.

§28-3852

Law regarding information breaches and how an entity is to proceed in investigating, mitigating, informing potential victims and dispensing restitution if need be.

 

 

Federal Government

The following federal 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

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

A great resource for information on fraud and identity theft.

Report cases of identity theft. See How To File an FTC Identity Theft Report

Report Fraud: www.identitytheft.gov

Phone: (877) 382-4357

Privacy, Identity, & Online Security:
www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity-online-security

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Official IRS website. Find documents on filing taxes and tax regulations.

Contact to request information on an IP PIN number if you have been a victim of identity theft.

Website: https://www.irs.gov/

Information on requesting an IP PIN number: www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/get-an-identity-protection-pin

 

IRS Identity Theft Hotline
Contact in cases of tax fraud, fraudulent taxes filed, or possible fraudulent employment.

Phone: (800) 908-4490

 

IRS Tax Payer Advocates
Contact if you are contacted for errors or inaccuracies in your taxes. Contact for questions regarding when to file certain taxes.

Offers a guide to taxpayers concerning identity theft

Phone: (877) 777-4778

Read the taxpayer guide to identity theft: www.irs.gov/newsroom/taxpayer-guide-to-identity-theft

 

Report Scams that appear to be from the IRS

Phone: (800) 366-4484

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Contact for issues regarding lost/stolen social security cards and obtaining needed forms for clearing work history fraud.

Website: www.ssa.gov/

Phone: (800) 772-1213

 

Contact the Office of Inspector General Social Security Administration to report fraud of all kinds regarding the SSA.

Website: oig.ssa.gov/

Phone: (800) 269-0271

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Reporting lost/stolen green cards. Report the misuse of immigration documentation

Identity Fraud:  www.ice.gov/identity-benefit-fraud

Phone: (866) DHS-2-ICE

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Contact if you wish to leave tip of possible crime, fraud or terrorist threats.

Contact if you suspect police corruption.

Website: www.fbi.gov/

Submit a tip on possible fraud or crime:
https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Report Online Fraud: www.ic3.gov 

Office of Inspector General

US. Department of Health and Human Services

Report fraud pertaining to Medicare.

Fraud Hotline: (800) 447-8477
Website: oig.hhs.gov/fraud/report-fraud/index.asp

U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)

Law enforcement for the Postal Service

Website: postalinspectors.uspis.gov

Report Mail Fraud (877)-876-2455

Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Contact for fraud relating to government assisted housing

Website: www.hudoig.gov/fraud-prevention

U.S. Department of Justice

Prevents and controls crime, seeks punishment of the guilty and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice

Website: www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/identity-theft/identity-theft-and-identity-fraud

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

National Opt- Out Hotline

Opt out of receiving legitimate solicitations by companies by phone.

Phone: (888) 5OPT-Out  (888-567-8688)

Opt-Out in Writing: www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0262-stopping-unsolicited-mail-phone-calls-and-email 

United States Senate Aging Fraud Hotline

Report fraud or identity theft affecting seniors and aging adults

Website: www.aging.senate.gov/fraud-hotline

Phone: (855) 303-9470

Annual Credit Report

Receive a free copy of your credit report from each of the three CRAs once a year.

Website: www.annualcreditreport.com 

Phone: (877) 322-8228

 

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

Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998

Transfer or use of another person’s identification without lawful authority and with the intent to commit a crime.

FACTA: Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act

Identity theft prevention, credit history protection and restoration, consumer access to credit information parameters, enhancing accuracy of consumer report information, and the limiting the use and sharing of medical information in the financial system.

FCRA: Fair Credit Reporting Act

Protects consumers from willful/negligent inclusion of inaccurate information on credit reports.

FDCPA: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Eliminate abusive debt collection practices by debt collectors and protect consumers from debt collection abuse

Check21: Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act

Laws regarding substitute checks, check truncation and the regulations regarding electronic checks.

CAN-SPAM Act of 2003

Requires unsolicited commercial emails to be labeled and include opt-out instructions. Prohibits the use of deceptive subject lines and false headers.

 

State of Alabama (AL)

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situations and/or help you clear any state-specific fraud.
 

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

AL Attorney General

 

website: http://www.ago.state.al.us/Page-Victims-Assistance

Office of Victim Assistance: (800) 626-7676

AL Secretary of State

Questions about voter registration.

website: http://sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes

Phone: (334) 242-7200

AL Department of Corrections

Clear up false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft.

Website: www.doc.state.al.us/

Phone: (334) 353-3883 

AL Department of Revenue 

Questions regarding income taxes, tax fraud and identity theft.

Website: revenue.alabama.gov/services/alabama-taxpayer-identity-theft-tax-fraud/

Phone: (334) 242-1170

AL Department of Revenue / Motor Vehicle Division

Issues regarding Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations and requests for motor vehicle records

Website: dps.alabama.gov/Home/wfContent.aspx?ID=30&PLH1=plhHome-DriverLicense

Phone:  (334) 242-9000

AL Department of Human Resources

Information on adult protective services.

website: http://www.dhr.state.al.us/services/Adult_Protective_Services/Adult_Protective_Services.aspx 

Phone: (334) 242-1310


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

Statute: §13A-8-192

Identity theft is considered a class B felony.  Any prosecution shall be commenced within seven years of the crime.

Statute: 13A-8-193

Trafficking in stolen identities.  Trafficking in stolen identities is a Class B felony.

Statute: §13A-8-196

Addresses issue of jurisdiction of where crime was committed.

Statute: §13A-9-14(b)

Fraudulent use of a credit card or debit card.

Statute: §13A-8-195

Restitution for financial loss.

Statute: §13A-8-199

Law for filing a civil suit regarding identity theft.

Statute: §13A-8-197

Court records to reflect innocence of victim.

Statute: §13A-8-200

Allows for a block on false information in credit reports.

 

State of Maine

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

Maine Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.maine.gov/ag/privacy/identity_theft.shtml 

Phone: (207) 626-8800

Identity Theft Information: www.maine.gov/ag/privacy/identity_theft.shtml

ME Secretary of State

Contact for situation of tax fraud, voter fraud and issues regarding businesses.

Website: www.maine.gov/sos/

ME Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection

Administers state credit-related statutes and protects consumers by conducting compliance examinations, responding to consumer complaints, issuing licenses and providing consumer education and outreach

Phone: (800) 332-8529

Website: www.credit.maine.gov/

ME Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/index.html  

Investigations: www1.maine.gov/sos/bmv/investigations/index.html

Phone: (207) 624-9258

ME Department of Health and Human Services

Agency for welfare, disability, and social services.

Website: www.maine.gov/dhhs/programs.shtml

 

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

17A§905-A

Misuse of personal identification.

17A§905-B

Use of scanning devices to record personal identifying information (PII) or financial information.

10§1350-B

Requires law enforcement to take a report of identity theft.

File Freeze Law

Details the process for placing credit freezes with each of the three major credit reporting agencies.

10§1348

Law requiring proper procedure in the event of a security breach.

 

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