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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
South Carolina Department of Consumer AffairsState credit/security freeze

Phone:  (800) 922-1594

SC State Office of Victim AssistanceOffers assistance and information for victims of crime.Phone: (800) 220-5370


SC Secretary of StateContact for issues regarding business, notaries, and charities.Website:
SC Division of Motor VehiclesIssues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrationsWebsite:

Report Fraud:

SC 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
§16-13-510Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.





Laws regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.
Title 37 Chapter 20Consumer Protection Code covers the following: Disposal of documents, security breaches and public display of PII, law enforcement must take a consumer’s report of identity theft, court records must reflect the innocence of an identity theft victim in the case of criminal identity theft and law regarding the application and terms for a credit freeze.