State of New York

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

New York Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/pdfs/bureaus/consumer_fraud/
security_freeze.pdf

General Helpline: (800) 771-7755

Identity Theft Information: ag.ny.gov/consumer-frauds-bureau/identity-theft

NY Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes. 

Website: www.dos.ny.gov/

NY Department of Consumer Protection

Information on scams, consumer alerts and identity theft information

Website: www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection/

Phone: (800) 697-1220

Identity Theft Consumer Complaint Form: www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection/form/Complaint
Form1.asp
 

NY Motor Vehicle Division

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: dmv.ny.gov/

Report License or Registration Fraud dmv.ny.gov/
contact-us/report-problem-license-or-registration-fraud

NY State Office of Children and Family Services

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

Adult Protective Services: ocfs.ny.gov/main/psa/adultabuse.asp

Report Adult Abuse - (800) 342-3009, Option 6


Child Protective Services - http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/

Contact: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/ldss.htm

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Department of Taxation and Finance / Identity Theft Declaration DTF-275

Fill out and submit with your taxes when you believe tax fraud in the state is taking place using your information.  

www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/misc/dtf275_fill_in.pdf

 

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

§190.77

§190.78

§190.79

§190.80

§190.80-A

§190.81

§190.82

§190.83

§190.84

§20.40(l)

Laws outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.

General Business Law §399-H

State Technology Law § Article 2:201-208

Proper and improper disposal of customer paper records. Laws regarding security breaches putting consumers at risk of identity theft.

§165.17

§155.30

§165.45

§190.85

Laws regarding the improper use of payment cards and the penalties for using and selling card information. Use of skimming and scanning devices to obtain information on financial cards.

§390-B

Law defining and governing phishing.

§399-DD

Public Officers 96A

Labor: 203-d

Proper and improper transmission of Social Security numbers.

General Business Law §380-t

Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

Executive Law: §646

Law enforcement officers are required to take any report of identity theft and provide a copy of the report to the complainant at no charge.

General Business Law §29-HH

Debt collectors must stop attempts to collect when notified the debtor is a victim of identity theft and provided with a valid police report and written statement supported by documentation.

General Business Law §399-E

Consumers cannot be denied credit based solely on the fact that they are a victim of identity theft as long as they have and have filed and produced a law enforcement report.

 

 

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