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|
|Massachusetts Attorney General||State credit/security freeze information||www.mass.gov/ago/consumer-resources/consumer-information/scams-and-identity-theft/identity-theft/fraud-alerts.html
Consumer Hotline: (617) 727-8400
Contacts and Fraud Helplines: www.mass.gov/ago/contact-us.html
|MA Department of Revenue||Child support, state taxes and financial laws||Identity Theft Information www.mass.gov/dor/individuals/identity-theft-information/
Audit Division’s Identity Theft Unit
|MA Registry of Motor Vehicles||Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations||Website: www.massrmv.com/
Identity Theft Forms:www.massrmv.com/FormsManuals/IdentityTheftForms.aspx
|MA of Social Services||Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.||Website: www.mass.gov/eohhs/utility/catalog-of-services.html|
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|
|266 § 37E||Laws outlining identity theft in MA, the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution. Police are required to take a report of identity theft.|
|201 CMR 17.00||Minimum requirements to protect personal identifying information (PII).|
|93I § 1-3||Proper destruction of records.|
|93 § 62A||Defines the process for placing, removing and lifting of a security freeze.|
|93H § 1-6||Law outlining the proper procedure for handling and mitigating an information breach.|