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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
Hawaii Attorney General State credit/security freeze information
Phone: (808) 586-1500
HI Department of Customer Services Contact for situations regarding Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registration. Website:
HI Department of Public Safety Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft. Website:

Phone: (808) 587-1288

HI Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs To check the authenticity of a business, check on the status of professional licenses, cable utilities, and request for public records. Contact:


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


Outlines what is identity theft and the various degrees of the crime.
§708-839.55 Defines personal identifying information (PII) and the penalties of possessing or using PII illegally.


Obtaining and/or falsifying government issued identification.
§708-8101 Falsifying insurance information.


Outlines credit card theft and illegal use of credit cards.


Proper disposal of physical and electronic records, punishments for not following proper procedure.

Security breach notification laws.

§487J Outlines the proper use of Social Security numbers by government agencies and businesses.
§489P-3 Law outlining applying for a security freeze on a consumer’s credit report and the possible fees.