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|
|MN Department of Revenue||Handles state taxes.||Website: taxes.state.mn.us/Pages/index.aspx
|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
|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|
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||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||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||Laws regarding proper procedure in the event of an information security breach.|
|§13C.016||Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.|