State of New York

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

New York Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

General Helpline: (800) 771-7755

Identity Theft Information:

NY Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes. 


NY Department of Consumer Protection

Information on scams, consumer alerts and identity theft information


Phone: (800) 697-1220

Identity Theft Consumer Complaint Form:

NY Motor Vehicle Division

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations


Report License or Registration Fraud

NY State Office of Children and Family Services

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

Adult Protective Services:

Report Adult Abuse - (800) 342-3009, Option 6

Child Protective Services -



Specialty Resources


Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Department of Taxation and Finance / Identity Theft Declaration DTF-275

Fill out and submit with your taxes when you believe tax fraud in the state is taking place using your information.


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











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

General Business Law §399-H

State Technology Law § Article 2:201-208

Proper and improper disposal of customer paper records. Laws regarding security breaches putting consumers at risk of identity theft.





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.


Law defining and governing phishing.


Public Officers 96A

Labor: 203-d

Proper and improper transmission of Social Security numbers.

General Business Law §380-t

Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

Executive Law: §646

Law enforcement officers are required to take any report of identity theft and provide a copy of the report to the complainant at no charge.

General Business Law §29-HH

Debt collectors must stop attempts to collect when notified the debtor is a victim of identity theft and provided with a valid police report and written statement supported by documentation.

General Business Law §399-E

Consumers cannot be denied credit based solely on the fact that they are a victim of identity theft as long as they have and have filed and produced a law enforcement report.



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