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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
Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance State credit/security freeze information.
Phone: (615) 741-2241
TN Secretary of State Contact for issues regarding state taxes, gun permits, and employment. Website:
TN Department of Safety Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations. Website:
TN Department of Human Services Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services. Website:


Specialty Resources

Resource Reasons to Contact Contact Information
Identity Theft Victim Resource Kit Available to all victims of identity theft in the state of Tennessee. 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



Laws outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.
§39-14-118 Law regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.
§55-50-602 Law regarding illegal use or counterfeiting of government issued identification.
§47-18-5201 through 05 Definition of phishing for the purposes of identity theft.
§47-18-2110 Limits the transmission and posting of Social Security numbers.


Proper and improper disposal of records and PII. Security Breach Laws.
§47-18-2108 Law regarding security freezes for credit reports.