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.


Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

District of Columbia Attorney General

Credit/security freeze information


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.


What it Addresses


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


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


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.


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


Law pertaining to freezing a consumer’s credit reports.


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




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