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|
|Virginia Attorney General||State credit/security freeze information||www.oag.state.va.us/consumer-protection/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151
Phone: (804) 786-2042
Identity Theft Information :www.oag.state.va.us/programs-initiatives/identity-theft
|VA Secretary of State||Contact for issues regarding state taxes, licenses for business and employment.||Website: www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/|
|VA Department of Motor Vehicles||Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.||Website:
|VA Department of Social Services||Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.||Website: www.dss.virginia.gov/|
|Resource||Reasons to Contact||Contact Information|
|Identity Theft Passport||Document to produce to law enforcement in case a consumer is a victim of criminal identity theft.||Law: §18.2-186.5:|
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|
|§18.2-186.3||Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.|
|§18.2-152.5:1||Defines phishing and how to prosecute. Defines the use of spyware to obtain personal identifying information (PII).|
|§18.2-192||Laws regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.|
|§18.2-186.3:1||Law enforcement is required to take a report of identity theft from consumers.|
|§59.1-444.2||Proper and improper disposal of records and PII. Security Breach Laws.|
|§ 59.1-444.2||Law regarding security freezes for credit reports.|
|§18.2-196.1||Use of a scanning device to obtain PII or financial information.|