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 Dakota Consumer Protection / Office of Attorney General||State credit/security freeze information||consumer.sd.gov/fastfacts/identitytheft.aspx|
Phone: (605) 773-4400
|SD Secretary of State||Contact for issues regarding voting, businesses, and notary.||Website: sdsos.gov/|
|SD Department of Revenue||Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations as well as tax issues||Website: dor.sd.gov/|
|SD Department of Human Services||Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.||Website: dhs.sd.gov/|
South Dakota consumers who would like a free ”Privacy Rights” handbook on how to take these steps and other safeguards in protecting
your financial privacy to contact the Division of Consumer Protection at 1-800-300-1986 or by email at ConsumerHelp@state.sd.us.
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|
|§22-40.8||Laws outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.|
|§22-30A-8.1||Law regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.|
|§22-40-11 through 14||It is illegal to use a scanning device to collection information from payment cards for the purposes of fraud.|
|§1-27-44||Defines illegal transmission or posting of Social Security numbers.|
|§54-15-1 through 54-15-16||How consumers can apply for a credit freeze and how it affects their credit reports.|