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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
Rhode Island Attorney General State credit/security freeze information
Phone Number: (401) 274-4400
RI Secretary of State Contact for issues regarding voting, business affairs and notaries. Website:
RI Division of Motor Vehicles Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations Website:
RI 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
§11-49.1 Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.


Obtaining credit card information by fraud.
§11-52.2 Illegal use of a computer, software, to gain PII for fraud.
§6-48-8 Printing, transmitting, and appropriate request for Social Security numbers.
§11-49.2 Law regarding security breaches.
§6-48-1 through 7 Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.