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|
|Pennsylvania Attorney General||State credit/security freeze information.||Website: www.attorneygeneral.gov
Phone: (717) 787-3391
|PA Department of Labor and Industry. Office of Unemployment Compensation||Contact for issues regarding state taxes and employment.
Report Identity Theft:www.dlisecureweb.pa.gov/FRTS/IdentityTheft.aspx
Report Fraud: www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/Report-Fraud-Here.aspx
|PA Department of Motor Vehicles||Issues Driver’s Licenses and registers vehicles.||Website: www.dmv.pa.gov/pages/default.aspx|
|PA Department of Human Services||Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.||Website: www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/more/index.htm|
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|
|18 § 4120||Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.
Police can take a report from a person claiming to be a victim of identity theft at face value.
|18 § 4106||Using skimming devices to obtain card information, codes or account numbers to commit fraud.|
|18 § 7611||Illegal use of a computer, publishing passcodes, PII, or confidential information. Illegally giving authorization or access of PII to a third party to commit fraud|
|73 § 2302||Law regarding security breaches.|
|SB 180||Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.|