Ohio Identity Theft Laws

Here is some basic information about Ohio 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 Ohio 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.

Here at IdentitySecurely.com we want to make sure you have all the necessary information to guide you through the identity theft protection process.

Identity theft laws in Ohio

          • Identity theft Law – Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2913.49
          • Ohio Expanded Identity Theft Laws – Click to download the attached file(s): Ohio.pdf

Credit Freeze Law in Ohio

Contacts in Ohio

          • Attorney General
            State Office Tower, 30 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
            Phone: ( 800) 282-0515
            Local (614) 466-4986
            Website: www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov
            • Bureau of Motor Vehicles
              Phone: 614-752-7500               TDD: 614-752-4559
              Website: www.bmv.ohio.gov/bmv.asp
            • Report Welfare Fraud
              Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
              Office of Research, Assessment & Accountability
              Bureau of Program Integrity Fraud Control Section
              4020 East Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
              Email: fcs@odjfs.state.oh.us
              Website: www.odjfs.state.oh.us/fraud/index.asp
              Phone: 614-728-7741  (local)

Other Resources

  • Equifax

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

  • Experian

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

  • TransUnion

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

  • 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