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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.

AgencyReasons to ContactContact Information
Rhode Island Attorney GeneralState credit/security freeze
Phone Number: (401) 274-4400
RI Secretary of StateContact for issues regarding voting, business affairs and notaries.Website:
RI Division of Motor VehiclesIssues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrationsWebsite:
RI Department of Human ServicesAgency 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.

LawWhat it Addresses
§11-49.1Law 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.
§11-52.2Illegal use of a computer, software, to gain PII for fraud.
§6-48-8Printing, transmitting, and appropriate request for Social Security numbers.
§11-49.2Law regarding security breaches.
§6-48-1 through 7Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.