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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.

AgencyReasons to ContactContact Information
West Virginia Attorney GeneralState credit/security freeze

Phone: (304) 558-2021

Identity theft

WV Secretary of StateContact for issues regarding state taxes, licenses for business licensing and employment.Website:
WV Division of Motor VehiclesIssues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.Website:
WV Department of Health & Human ResourcesAgency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.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.

LawWhat it Addresses
§61-3-54Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.
§4-A-6L-101 through 105Laws regarding freezing credit reports.
§46A-2-101Proper and improper disposal of records and PII. Security Breach Laws.


Attempted or fraudulent use, forgery, traffic of credit cards; possession and transfer of credit cards and credit card making equipment; false or fraudulent use of telephonic services; and penalties.

Scanning device or re-encoder fraud; felony; definitions; and penalties.