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Identity theft laws in New York

Credit freeze law in New York

  • Freeze Law
    • Effective Date: November 1, 2006
    • Applies to all consumers.
    • Free to place first time for everyone. After first time, or to lift temporarily 
      or remove there is a $5 fee except for victims who pay no fee.
    • How to place your security freeze in New York: CLICK HERE
    • Place the freeze over the phone
      • Equifax - 800-685-1111
      • Experian - 888-397-3742
      • TransUnion - 800-680-7289

Contacts in New York

  • Attorney General: Eric T. Schneiderman
    Dept. of Law - The Capitol, 2nd fl., Albany, NY 12224
    Phone: (518) 474-7330
    Website: http://www.ag.ny.gov/ 

  • New York State Department of State
    Division of Consumer Protection
    One Commerce Plaze
    99 Washington Ave., Suite 650
    Albany, NY  12231

  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services
    Adult Protective Services - http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/psa/adultabuse.asp
    eport Adult Abuse - (800)342-3009 Option 6
    Child Protective Services - http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/
    Report Child Abuse - (800)342-3720

Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) - Please refer to ITRC Solution 2:  Credit Reporting Agencies Contact Information

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