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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
New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance State credit/security freeze information

Office of the Attorney General Phone: (609) 292-8740

NJ Department of Treasury and Taxation Contact for issues regarding state taxes.


Identity Theft IDT-100 Form
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations Website:
NJ Department of Human Services Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services. Website:


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
§2C:21-17 Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.
§2C:21-2.1 Falsifying and counterfeiting government documents and identification.
§C.56:8-162 Improper disposal of records.
§2C:21-6 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.
§2C:21-17.5 Petition the courts to remove charges due to identity theft from a victim’s record.
§56-8-164 Proper and improper transmission of Social Security numbers.
§2C:21-17.6: Law enforcement is required to take reports of identity theft.


Laws regarding civil suits and court orders regarding identity theft.
§C.56:11-46 Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.
§56:8-163 Laws regarding breaching of information and security
§56:11-51 Denial of credit due to identity theft