The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.
|Agency||Reasons to Contact||Contact Information|
|Maine Attorney General||State credit/security freeze information||www.maine.gov/ag/privacy/identity_theft.shtml
Phone: (207) 626-8800
Identity Theft Information:www.maine.gov/ag/privacy/identity_theft.shtml
|ME Secretary of State||Contact for situation of tax fraud, voter fraud and issues regarding businesses.||Website: www.maine.gov/sos/|
|ME Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection||Administers state credit-related statutes and protects consumers by conducting compliance examinations, responding to consumer complaints, issuing licenses and providing consumer education and outreach||Phone: (800) 332-8529
|ME Bureau of Motor Vehicles||Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations||Website: www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/index.html
Phone: (207) 624-9258
|ME Department of Health and Human Services||Agency for welfare, disability, and social services.||Website: www.maine.gov/dhhs/programs.shtml|
Identity Theft Laws
While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.
|Law||What it Addresses|
|17A§905-A||Misuse of personal identification.|
|17A§905-B||Use of scanning devices to record personal identifying information (PII) or financial information.|
|10§1350-B||Requires law enforcement to take a report of identity theft.|
|File Freeze Law||Details the process for placing credit freezes with each of the three major credit reporting agencies.|
|10§1348||Law requiring proper procedure in the event of a security breach.|