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 Mexico Attorney General||State credit/security freeze information||www.nmag.gov/identity-theft.aspx|
Toll-free phone: (844) 255-9210
|NM Secretary of State||Contact for issues regarding voting and business services.||Website: www.sos.state.nm.us/|
|NM Motor Vehicle Division||Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations||Website: www.mvd.newmexico.gov/|
|NM Department of Human Services||Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.||Website: www.hsd.state.nm.us/|
|Resource||Reasons to Contact||Contact Information|
|Identity Theft Passport||A statewide database accessible by law enforcement and the Motor Vehicle Department to identify identity theft victims||Website: www.nmag.gov/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|
|§30-16-24.1||Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution. Covers laws prohibiting phishing.|
|§30-16-10||Falsifying and counterfeiting government documents and identification.|
|§30-16-33||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.|
|§ 57-12B-1 though 4||Proper and improper transmission of Social Security numbers.|
|§56-3A1 though 6||Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.|