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|
|Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection||State credit/security freeze information||datcp.wi.gov/Documents/IDTheftCreditReportFreeze632.pdf
Child Credit Protection Act – security freeze for minors and protected individuals
Phone: (608) 266-1221
|WI Secretary of State||Contact for issues regarding public records, municipal records, and deeds||Website: www.sos.state.wi.us/|
|WI Department of Revenue||Businesses and state tax issues||Website: revenue.wi.gov/pages/home.aspx
Report Fraud: revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/ise-fraud.aspx
|WI Department of Transportation||Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.||Website: wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/lst-or-stoln/duplicate-id.aspx|
|WI Department of Health Services||Agency for medical coverage and social services.||Website: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/
Report Fraud: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/fraud/index.htm
|Resource||Reasons to Contact||Contact Information|
|Public Service Commission of Wisconsin||Notify if a utility is unwilling to assist you after being notified you are victim of identity theft.||Website: psc.wi.gov/Pages/Home.aspx|
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|
|§943.201||Laws outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.|
|§943.201||Law enforcement is required to take any report of identity theft.|
|§100.54||Law regarding freezing credit reports|
|§134.98||Law regarding security breaches|
|§943.41||Unlawful obtaining, forging payment cards. Using a scanning device to gain PII or financial information for the purposes of fraud|