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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
Vermont Attorney General / University of Vermont State credit/security freeze information www.uvm.edu/~cap/?Page=idtheft.html

Phone: (802) 656-3183

VT Secretary of State Contact for issues regarding businesses Website: www.sec.state.vt.us/
VT Department of Taxes Contact for issues regarding taxes, property, and businesses. Identity theft and fraud:tax.vermont.gov/help-and-resources/identity-theft-and-fraud
VT Department of Motor Vehicles Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations. Website: dmv.vermont.gov/

Compromised ID/License Numberdmv.vermont.gov/licenses/lost-replacement/compromised-id-license-number

VT Agency of Human Services Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services. Website: humanservices.vermont.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
13 § 2030 Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.
9 § 4041 – 4045

9 § 2480l

Laws regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.
9 § 2480k Law enforcement is required to take a report of identity theft from consumers.
9 § 2440 Limits the transmission and posting of Social Security numbers
9 § 2445

9 § 2435

Proper and improper disposal of records and PII. Security Breach Laws.
9 § 2480h Laws regarding security freezes for credit reports.
Consumers can place a security alerts on their credit reports.
9 § 2480n Executor of deceased estate or other authorized individual may request that the CRAs indicate that a person is deceased on their credit reports.