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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
Ohio Attorney General State credit/security freeze information.

Phone: (800) 282-0515

Identity Theft Unit website:

OH Secretary of State Contact for issues regarding business, voting, and notary. Website:
OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations Website:
OH Department of Jobs and Family Services Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services. Website:



Specialty Resources

Resource Reasons to Contact Contact Information
Instructions for challenging criminal history Process for clearing fraudulent criminal charges on a consumer’s record.
Identity Theft Verification Passport Document victims of criminal identity theft can carry and present to law enforcement to prove they have been victimized in the past. For more


Passport Program Q&


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
§2913.49 Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.


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.
§149.45 Proper and improper transmission of Social Security numbers.
§1349.52 Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.