California Identity Theft Resources

California Identity Theft

Like most other states, California has laws that deal with identity theft – specifically, the impersonation of another person with the intent to defraud.    The statute itself is California Penal Code § 528-539.  As with many other states, California law not only addresses the use of someone else’s personal information to commit a crime or fraud, but also trafficking (e.g., buying and selling) such information.


Points of Contact

Office of the Attorney General
1300 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-9555

California Office of Privacy Protection
915 Capitol Mall, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-1086
Toll Free: (866) 785-9663
Fax:  (916) 653-3815

California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
Phone: 916-651-8848

California Dept. of Motor Vehicles
2415 First Ave., Mail Station F101
Sacramento, CA 95818-2606
Phone: (866) 658-5758

Other Resources for Identity Theft in California

California Attorney General ID Theft Sheet (Includes  California Identity Theft Registry, allowing registration to show that you’re not guilty of the criminal acts committed by someone else in your name.)

California DMV Identity Theft Brochure

California DMV Identity Theft Resource List

California Identity Theft Safety Sheet

California Identity Theft Victim Checklist

Additional California Identity Theft Resources


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