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|
|South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs||State credit/security freeze information||doi.sc.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/2594
Phone: (800) 922-1594
|SC State Office of Victim Assistance||Offers assistance and information for victims of crime.||Phone: (800) 220-5370
|SC Secretary of State||Contact for issues regarding business, notaries, and charities.||Website: sos.sc.gov/index.asp|
|SC Division of Motor Vehicles||Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations||Website: www.scdmvonline.com/
Report Fraud: www.scdmvonline.com/Fraud-Hotline
|SC Department of Human Services||Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.||Website: dss.sc.gov/|
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|
|§16-13-510||Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.|
|§16-14-20||Laws regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.|
|Title 37 Chapter 20||Consumer 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.|