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 Department of Revenue

For questions regarding individual and corporate income taxes. Report tax fraud and tax-related concerns relating to identity theft.

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

Phone:  (334) 242-1170, prompt #0

 

AL Department of Revenue / Motor Vehicles Division

False or incorrect vehicle registrations and requests for motor vehicle records.

Website: https://revenue.alabama.gov/motor-vehicle/

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

Phone:  (334) 242-9000

AL Law Enforcement Agency

Phony or falsified driver’s licenses and/or state identification. The website also has the forms needed to report fraud.

Website: http://dps.alabama.gov/Home/wfContactInformation.aspx?ID=30

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) 242-1476 (Fraud Unit) 

AL Department of Human Resources

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

Identity theft situations regarding adult and/or child protective services and food stamps. Report adult abuse (financial exploitation).

Websites:

http://dhr.alabama.gov/services/Adult_Protective_Services/Adult_Protective_Services.aspx (adult protective services)

http://dhr.alabama.gov/services/Child_Protective_Services/Child_Protective_Services.aspx (child protective services)

http://dhr.alabama.gov/services/Food_Assistance/Food_Assistance_Division.aspx (food stamps)

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

§13A-8-192

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

§13A-8-193

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

§13A-8-195 

Restitution for financial loss.

§13A-8-196

Addresses issue of jurisdiction of where the crime was committed.

§13A-8-197  Court records to reflect innocence of the victim.
§13A-8-199

Law for filing a civil suit regarding identity theft.

§13A-8-200

Allows for a block of false information in credit reports.

§13A-9-14(b)  Fraudulent use of a credit card or debit card.

 

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.

 

State of Vermont

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

Vermont Attorney General / University of Vermont

State credit/security freeze information

www.uvm.edu/~cap/?Page=idtheft.html

Phone: (802) 656-3183

VT Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding businesses 

Website: www.sec.state.vt.us/

VT Department of Taxes

Contact for issues regarding taxes, property, and businesses.

Identity theft and fraud: tax.vermont.gov/help-and-resources/identity-theft-and-fraud

VT Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: dmv.vermont.gov/

Compromised ID/License Number dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/lost-replacement/compromised-id-license-number 

VT Agency of Human Services

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

Website: humanservices.vermont.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

13 § 2030

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

9 § 4041 – 4045

9 § 2480l

Laws regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.

9 § 2480k

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

9 § 2440

Limits the transmission and posting of Social Security numbers

9 § 2445

9 § 2435

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

9 § 2480h

Laws regarding security freezes for credit reports.
Consumers can place a security alerts on their credit reports.

9 § 2480n

Executor of deceased estate or other authorized individual may request that the CRAs indicate that a person is deceased on their credit reports.

 

State of New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.doj.nh.gov/consumer/identity-theft/credit-freeze.htm

Phone: (603) 271-3658

NH Secretary of State

Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses.

Website: sos.nh.gov/

NH Division of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/

Contact Resources: www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/contact-us/index.htm

NH Department of Health and Human Services

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

Website: www.dhhs.nh.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

§638-26

§638-25

§359-I

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

§359-H:1 through H:6

Use of spyware to obtain PII.

§638:5

§638:29

Laws regarding the improper use of payment cards and the penalties for using and selling card information. Use of skimming and scanning devices to obtain information on financial cards.

§359-B:29

Law enforcement is required to take reports of identity theft.

§359-I

Law regarding civil suits and court orders regarding identity theft.

§359-B-23 through B-26

Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

§359-C-20

Law regarding breaching of information and security. 

 

State of Massachusetts

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

Massachusetts Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.mass.gov/ago/consumer-resources/consumer-information/scams-and-identity-theft/identity-theft/fraud-alerts.html

Consumer Hotline:  (617) 727-8400

Contacts and Fraud Helplines: www.mass.gov/ago/contact-us.html

MA Department of Revenue

Child support, state taxes and financial laws

Identity Theft Information www.mass.gov/dor/individuals/identity-theft-information/

Audit Division's Identity Theft Unit  
Phone: (617) 887-6350 

MA Registry of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: www.massrmv.com/

Identity Theft Forms: www.massrmv.com/FormsManuals/IdentityTheftForms.aspx

MA of Social Services

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

Website: www.mass.gov/eohhs/utility/catalog-of-services.html  

 

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

266 § 37E

266 § 37B

266 § 37C

Laws outlining identity theft in MA, the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution. Police are required to take a report of identity theft.

201 CMR 17.00

Minimum requirements to protect personal identifying information (PII).

93I § 1-3

Proper destruction of records.

93 § 62A

Defines the process for placing, removing and lifting of a security freeze.

93H § 1-6

Law outlining the proper procedure for handling and mitigating an information breach.

 

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.

 

State of Connecticut

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

Connecticut Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.cga.ct.gov/2015/rpt/pdf/2015-R-0176.pdf

Phone: (860) 808-5318

CT Secretary of State

Contact for questions regarding business identity theft.

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

Website: www.sots.ct.gov/sots/site/default.asp

CT Department of Corrections

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

Website: www.ct.gov/doc/site/default.asp

Phone: (860) 692-7480

CT Department of Social Services

Contact for identity theft situations regarding welfare, food stamps, Medicare and other social services.

Website: http://portal.ct.gov/dss 

CT Department of Consumer Protection

Offers information about laws and protection for consumers with regard to businesses.

Website: www.ct.gov/dcp

Phone: (860) 713-6100

CT Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: www.ct.gov/dmv/site/default.asp

Phone: (860) 263-5700 (Within Hartford area or outside of Connecticut)

Phone: (800) 842-8222 (Elsewhere in Connecticut)

 

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

§53a-129a

Defines identity theft.

§53a-130

Law defining criminal impersonation.

§54-1n

Reporting identity theft to law enforcement.

§54-93a

Correcting Public Record Containing False Information as a result of identity theft.

§42-471

Privacy protection and safeguarding law.

§36a-701a

Security freeze law.

 

 

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