ALERT: Middle District Of Florida, Along With Three Other U.S. Attorney Offices In Districts Affected By Hurricane Irma,
Establishes Task Force To Combat Disaster Fraud And Urge The Public To Be Vigilant In Reporting Suspected Fraud
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|
|Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services||State credit/security freeze information||www.freshfromflorida.com/Consumer-Resources/Scams-and-Fraud/Identity-Theft/Security-Freeze-Credit-Report
Consumer Assistance and Information Phone:
|FL Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles||Contact for situations regarding Driver’s Licenses, vehicle registration and driving violations.||Website: www.flhsmv.gov/
List of Contacts by Department: www.flhsmv.gov/contact-us/
Report Driver’s License Fraud: (850) 617-2405
|FL Department of Corrections||Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft.||Website: www.dc.state.fl.us/
Phone: (850) 488-5021
|FL Department of Children and Families||Contact for identity theft situations regarding welfare, food stamps, Medicare and other social services.||Website: www.dcf.state.fl.us/ess/|
|FL Department of Law Enforcement||Contact for clearing up criminal charges or records.||Website: www.fdle.state.fl.us/
Phone: (850) 410-7000
|Resource||Reasons to Contact||Contact Information|
|Florida Department of Law Enforcement Compromised Identity Services||A program to assist consumers concerned that their information may have been used in an arrest record||Website: www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Compromised-Identity-Services/CIS.aspx
Compromised Identity Review Claim Form:web.fdle.state.fl.us/intakeweb/formrenderer.xhtml?pageId=ci
|Verify ID Flag||A flag placed on your driver’s license or state ID to inform law enforcement that somebody may be using your identity||Website: www.flhsmv.gov/safety-center/consumer-education/fraud/identity-theft-driver-license-fraud/|
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|
|§817.568||Identifies what is considered identity theft.
Court order to correct public records.
|§817.59||Use of payment cards or card information.|
|§817.625||Use of skimming or scanning devices to record information.|
|Statute: 501.005||Law outlining how to apply for a credit freeze.|
|§817.5681||Law outlining notification in the event of a breach.|