State of West Virginia

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

West Virginia Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

Phone: (304) 558-2021

Identity theft Information

WV Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes, licenses for business licensing and employment. 


WV Division of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.


WV Department of Health & Human Resources

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



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


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

§4-A-6L-101 through 105

Laws regarding freezing credit reports.


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



Attempted or fraudulent use, forgery, traffic of credit cards; possession and transfer of credit cards and credit card making equipment; false or fraudulent use of telephonic services; and penalties.

Scanning device or re-encoder fraud; felony; definitions; and penalties.



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