State of Florida

 

ALERT:  Middle District Of Florida, Along With Three Other U.S. Attorney Offices In Districts Affected By Hurricane Irma,
Establishes Task Force To Combat Disaster Fraud And Urge The Public To Be Vigilant In Reporting Suspected Fraud 

 

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

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

State credit/security freeze information

www.freshfromflorida.com/Consumer-Resources/Scams-and-Fraud/Identity-Theft/Security-Freeze-Credit-Report

Consumer Assistance and Information Phone:
(800) HELP-FLA (800-435-7352)

FL Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Contact for situations regarding Driver’s Licenses, vehicle registration and driving violations.

Website: www.flhsmv.gov/

List of Contacts by Department: www.flhsmv.gov/contact-us/

Report Driver’s License Fraud: (850) 617-2405

Website: www.flhsmv.gov/safety-center/consumer-education/fraud/identity-theft-driver-license-fraud/ 

FL Department of Corrections

Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft.

Website: www.dc.state.fl.us/

Phone: (850) 488-5021

FL Department of Children and Families

Contact for identity theft situations regarding welfare, food stamps, Medicare and other social services.

Website: www.dcf.state.fl.us/ess/ 

FL Department of Law Enforcement

Contact for clearing up criminal charges or records.

Website: www.fdle.state.fl.us/

Phone: (850) 410-7000

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Compromised Identity Services

A program to assist consumers concerned that their information may have been used in an arrest record

Website: www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Compromised-Identity-Services/CIS.aspx

Compromised Identity Review Claim Form: web.fdle.state.fl.us/intakeweb/formrenderer.xhtml?pageId=ci

Verify ID Flag

A flag placed on your driver’s license or state ID to inform law enforcement that somebody may be using your identity

Website: www.flhsmv.gov/safety-center/consumer-education/fraud/identity-theft-driver-license-fraud/

 

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

§817.568

Identifies what is considered identity theft.

Court order to correct public records.

§817.59

Use of payment cards or card information.

§817.625

Use of skimming or scanning devices to record information.

Statute: 501.005

Law outlining how to apply for a credit freeze.

§817.5681

Law outlining notification in the event of a breach.

 

 

 

 

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