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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
North Carolina Attorney General State credit/security freeze information

Phone: (919) 716-6400

NC Secretary of State Contact for issues regarding state taxes. Website:
NC Division of Motor Vehicles Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations. Website:

License & Theft Bureau for cases of

NC State Office of Children and Family Services Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services. Website:


Specialty Resources

Resource Reasons to Contact Contact Information
NC Criminal Identity Theft Expunctions Paperwork to have charges resulting from criminal identity theft removed from your record. Criminal Identity Theft Page:

Information Packet and


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




Laws outlining identity theft and persona identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.


Restitution for victims, obtaining court documents and civil suits.


Proper and improper disposal of customer paper records. Laws regarding security breaches putting consumers at risk of identity theft.




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.


Laws regarding criminal identity theft and the removal of fraudulent charges.


Proper and improper transmission of social security numbers PII.
§75-63 Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.
§14-113.21A Law enforcement officers are required to take any report of identity theft and provide a copy of the report to the complainant at no charge.