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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
Minnesota Attorney General State credit/security freeze information www.ag.state.mn.us/consumer/publications/identitytheft.asp

Phone: (651) 296-3353

MN Secretary of State Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses. Website: www.sos.state.mn.us/
MN Department of Public Safety Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations Website: dps.mn.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Phone: (651) 297-3298.
MN Department of Human Services Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services. Website: mn.gov/dhs/

Phone: (800) 627-3529

MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Acquire background checks and criminal history. Phone: (651) 793-7000

Website: dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/Pages/default.aspx

MN Department of Revenue Handles state taxes. Website: taxes.state.mn.us/Pages/index.aspx

Fraud Information:www.revenue.state.mn.us/tax_fraud/Pages/Reporting-fraud.aspx

 

Specialty Resources

Resource Reasons to Contact Contact Information
Safe At Home Safe at Home is designed to help people who fear for their safety maintain a confidential address. www.sos.state.mn.us/safe-at-home/about-safe-at-home/Safe at Home

Email: Safe.athome@state.mn.us

Law Enforcement Alert for Victims of Identity Theft Flags your driver’s license or state ID to alert law enforcement that someone else may be assuming your identity Website: dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/Identity-Theft.aspx

Request Form: dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/VictimofIdentityTheft.pdf

 

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
§609.527

§ 628.26

Laws outlining identity theft in MI, the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution. Defines phishing and how it is prosecuted. Law enforcement is required to take any report of identity theft. Victims are entitled to free copies of court documents relating to their case upon written request.
§609.652 Law regarding the use and illegal use/forging of Driver’s Licenses and ID cards.
§609.821

§325E.64

Laws regarding the improper use of payment cards and the penalties for using and selling card information.
§325E.59 Law regarding how transmission and sharing of Social Security numbers.
§13.04 Right to correct fraudulent criminal history.
§325E.61

§325E.64

Laws regarding proper procedure in the event of an information security breach.
§13C.016 Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.