State of Ohio

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

Ohio Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information.

www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Individuals-and-Families/Consumers/Identity-Theft/Security-Breaches-and-Compromise-of-Personal-Infor

Phone: (800) 282-0515

Identity Theft Unit website:
www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Individuals-and-Families/Consumers/Identity-Theft

OH Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding business, voting, and notary. 

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

OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: bmv.ohio.gov/

OH Department of Jobs and Family Services

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

Website:  jfs.ohio.gov/

Resource Sheet: jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/IdentityTheft.stm

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Instructions for challenging criminal history

Process for clearing fraudulent criminal charges on a consumer’s record.

www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Individuals-and-Families/Consumers/Identity-Theft/2013-10-09_AttachmentCriminalChallenge

Identity Theft Verification Passport

Document victims of criminal identity theft can carry and present to law enforcement to prove they have been victimized in the past.

For more information: www.ag.state.oh.us/victim/idtheft/index.asp

Fact Sheet: www.ag.state.oh.us/victim/idtheft/fact_sheet.pdf 

Passport Program Q&A: www.ag.state.oh.us/victim/idtheft/q_and_a.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

§2913.49

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

§1349.19

§1347.12

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

§2913.21

§2913.71

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

§149.45

Proper and improper transmission of Social Security numbers.

§1349.52

Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

 

 

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