State of Tennessee

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

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance

State credit/security freeze information.

Phone: (615) 741-2241

TN Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes, gun permits, and employment.


TN Department of Safety

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.


TN Department of Human Services

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



Specialty Resources


Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Identity Theft Victim Resource Kit

Available to all victims of identity theft in the state of Tennessee.


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




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


Law regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.


Law regarding illegal use or counterfeiting of government issued identification.

§47-18-5201 through 05

Definition of phishing for the purposes of identity theft.


Limits the transmission and posting of Social Security numbers.



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


Law regarding security freezes for credit reports.



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