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|
|Utah Attorney General||State credit/security freeze information||idtheft.utah.gov/uncategorized/consumer-credit-freeze
Phone: (800) AG4 INFO (244-4636)
|UT Secretary of State||Contact for issues regarding state taxes, voting, charities, driving record and employment.||Website: www.utah.gov/government/secretary-of-state.html|
|UT Department of Motor Vehicles||Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.||Website: dmv.utah.gov/|
|UT Department of Human Services||Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.||Website: hs.utah.gov/|
|Resource||Reasons to Contact||Contact Information|
|Identity Theft Reporting Information System (IRIS)||Identity theft report that is delivered to an investigating officer and provides consumers with an affidavit.||Website: idtheft.utah.gov/report-identity-theft-instructions|
|Child Identity Protection (CIP)||Secure process to enroll a child’s information with TransUnion who will take certain proprietary fraud prevention steps such as entering portions of the child’s information into a High Risk Fraud database until the child’s 17th birthday, at which time it will be removed.
Issued by the Office of the Attorney General.
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|
|§76-6-1102||Laws outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.|
|§76-6-506.2||Law regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.|
|§53-3-229||Illegal to use a fraudulent Driver’s License or for an employee of the License Bureau to knowingly issue a license with fraudulent information.|
|§76-6-506.7||Use of a scanning device to obtain financial information for fraudulent purposes.|
|§76-10-1801(f)||Definition of phishing for the purposes of identity theft. Use of spyware software to obtain PII.|
|§13-45-3||Limits the transmission and posting of Social Security numbers.|
|§13-44-201||Proper and improper disposal of records and PII. Security Breach Laws.|
|§13-45-101 through 205||Laws regarding security freezes for credit reports.
Consumers can place a security alerts on their credit reports.
|§76-6-1104||“In any case in which a person commits identify fraud and uses the personal identifying information obtained to commit a crime in addition to the identity fraud, the court shall make appropriate findings in any prosecution of such a crime that the person whose identity was falsely used to commit the crime did not commit the crime.”|