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|
|Mississippi Attorney||State credit/security freeze information||www.ago.state.ms.us/security-freeze/
Phone: (601) 359-3680
|MS Secretary of State||Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses.||Website: www.sos.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx|
|MS Department of Public Safety||Issues Driver’s Licenses vehicle registrations.||Website: www.ms.gov/hp/drivers/license/Main.do|
|MS Department of Human Services||Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.||Website: www.mdhs.state.ms.us/|
|Resource||Reasons to Contact||Contact Information|
|Identity Theft Passport Program||ID for victims if criminal identity theft to carry to identify themselves as victims to law enforcement.||Law §97-45-29
Apply with the Attorney General’s Office
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|
|§97-45-19||Laws outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.|
|§97-45-27||Law concerning criminal identity theft and expunging fraudulent criminal charges.|
|§97-19-13||Laws regarding the improper use of payment cards and the penalties for using and selling card information. Use of skimming and scanning devices to obtain information on financial cards.|
|§75-24-201 through 217(must scroll through relevant sections)||Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.|