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 Numberdmv.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||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||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.|