New York Identity Theft Laws

Here is some basic information about New York state identity theft laws and some contact information for your local agencies to get help. Please contact the proper officials if you’d like to get help from your local New York agency or you can email us and we can try to put you in touch with a local attorney to guide through the process of helping you reclaim your identity. Please note that we only refer your information to an attorney and we are not directly involved with the process in any way.

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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.
    • Place the freeze over the phone
      • Equifax – 800-685-1111
      • Experian – 888-397-3742
      • TransUnion – 800-680-7289

Contacts in New York

  • Attorney General
    Dept. of Law – The Capitol, 2nd fl., Albany, NY 12224
    Phone: (518) 474-7330
  • New York State Department of State
    Division of Consumer Protection
    One Commerce Plaze
    99 Washington Ave., Suite 650
    Albany, NY  12231

Other Resources

  • Equifax

P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
Phone: (800) 525-6285

  • Experian

P.O. Box 9701, Allen, TX 75013-0949
Phone: (888) 397-3742

  • TransUnion

P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834
Phone: (800) 680-7289

  • FTC

The FTC also provides helpful information regarding limiting unwanted calls and emails; computer security; kid’s online safety; protecting your identity; and repairing identity theft.

  • Annual Free Credit Report
Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

  • National Conference of State Legislatures