State of Minnesota

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

Minnesota Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.ag.state.mn.us/consumer/publications/identitytheft.asp

Phone: (651) 296-3353

MN Secretary of State

Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses. 

Website: www.sos.state.mn.us/

MN Department of Public Safety

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: dps.mn.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Phone: (651) 297-3298.

MN Department of Human Services

Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.

Website: mn.gov/dhs/

Phone: (800) 627-3529

MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Acquire background checks and criminal history.

Phone: (651) 793-7000 
           

Website: dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/Pages/default.aspx

MN Department of Revenue

Handles state taxes.

Website: taxes.state.mn.us/Pages/index.aspx

Fraud Information: www.revenue.state.mn.us/tax_fraud/Pages/Reporting-fraud.aspx 

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Safe At Home

Safe at Home is designed to help people who fear for their safety maintain a confidential address.

www.sos.state.mn.us/safe-at-home/about-safe-at-home/Safe at Home

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Law Enforcement Alert for Victims of Identity Theft

Flags your driver’s license or state ID to alert law enforcement that someone else may be assuming your identity

Website: dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/Identity-Theft.aspx

Request Form: dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/VictimofIdentityTheft.pdf

 

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

§609.527

§ 628.26

Laws outlining identity theft in MI, the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution. Defines phishing and how it is prosecuted. Law enforcement is required to take any report of identity theft. Victims are entitled to free copies of court documents relating to their case upon written request.

§609.652

Law regarding the use and illegal use/forging of Driver’s Licenses and ID cards.

§609.821

§325E.64

Laws regarding the improper use of payment cards and the penalties for using and selling card information.

§325E.59

Law regarding how transmission and sharing of Social Security numbers.

§13.04

Right to correct fraudulent criminal history.

§325E.61

§325E.64

Laws regarding proper procedure in the event of an information security breach.

§13C.016

Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

 

 

 

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