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|
|Montana Attorney General||State credit/security freeze information||dojmt.gov/consumer/identity-theft/
Phone: (406) 444-2026
Tax fraud information: dojmt.gov/avoid-becoming-victim-tax-related-id-theft-file-tax-return-early/
|MT Secretary of State||Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses.||Website:sos.mt.gov/business/IdentityTheft/index.asp|
|MT Department of Justice – Motor Vehicle Division||Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.||Website: www.doj.mt.gov/driving/
|MT Department of Health and Human Services||Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.||Website: dphhs.mt.gov/cfsd
Phone: (406) 841-2400
|Resource||Reasons to Contact||Contact Information|
|Identity Theft Passport Program||Identification for victims of criminal identity theft to carry with them to identify themselves as victims to law enforcement.||Phone: (406) 444-4500 or (800) 481-6896Application: media.dojmt.gov/wp-content/uploads/X-200-Identity-Theft-Passport-Application.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|
|§45-6-332||Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.|
|§45-6-317||Law 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.|
|§30-14-1703||Proper disposal of records and documents and security breaches|
|§30-14-1726 through 1736||Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.|