South Carolina Identity Theft Laws

Identity Theft is a crime in which an impostor obtains key pieces of personal identifying information (PII) such as Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers and uses them for their own personal gain. This is called ID Theft. It can start with lost or stolen wallets, pilfered mail, a data breach, computer virus, phishing, a scam, or paper documents thrown out by you or a business (dumpster diving). This crime varies widely, and can include check fraud, credit card fraud, financial identity theft, criminal identity theft, governmental identity theft, and identity fraud.
Information about the laws in South Carolina is listed below.
 

Identity Theft laws in South Carolina

Security Freeze in South Carolina

Contacts in South Carolina

  • Attorney General: The Honorable Alan Wilson
    Rembert C. Dennis Office Bldg., P.O.Box 11549, Columbia, SC 29211-1549
    Phone: (803) 734-3970
    Website: www.scag.gov
     
  • Medicaid Fraud Hotline
    Local: (803) 734-3660
    Toll Free: (888) 662-4328
     
  • Victim Assistance Program
    Phone: (803) 734-3739
     
  • DMV
    Website: www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/default.aspx

  Credit Reporting Agencies and Federal Trade Commission

 

 
 More resources: ID Theft Resource

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