Washington Identity Theft Laws

Here is some basic information about Washington 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 Washington 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.

A Mandatory Reporting State

Identity Theft laws in Washington

    • Improperly obtaining financial information
    • Identity Theft
    • Information available to victim

Freeze Law in Washington

    • Freeze Law – Sec 19.182.170
    • Effective date: July 24, 2005
        • Free to identity theft victims, including persons who receive a notice of a security breach of computerized personal information
        • $10 per CRA for all Non-Victims
    • Effective: Sept.1, 2008
        • Free to Victims of Identity Theft
        • Free to Adults 65 and Older
        • $10 per CRA for Data Breach Victims unless they can prove their informaiton has been used to commit identity theft.
        • $10 per CRA for all Non-Victims
    • Place the freeze over the phone
        • Equifax – 800-685-1111
        • Experian – 888-397-3742
        • TransUnion – 800-680-7289

Contacts in Washington

    • 900 urth Street, Suite 2000, Olympia, WA 98504-0100
    • Phone: (360) 753-6200
    • Web: http://www.atg.wa.gov/
        • Consumer Protection
        • 800 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98104-3188
        • Main Office
        • 1125 Washington Street SE, PO Box 4100, Olympia, WA 98504
    • Department of Licensing
    • Phone: (360) 902-3915

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.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity


  • Annual Free Credit Report

annualcreditreport.com
877-322-8228
Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

  • National Conference of State Legislatures

www.ncsl.org/research/financial-services-and-commerce/identity-theft-state-statutes.aspx