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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
Maryland Attorney General State credit/security freeze information www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/Identity
Theft/freezing.aspx
Identity Theft Unit Phone: (410) 576-6491

E-mail: idtheft@oag.state.md.us

MD Secretary of State Contact for situation of tax fraud, voter fraud and issues regarding businesses. Website: www.sos.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx
MD Motor Vehicle Administration Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations. Website: www.mva.maryland.gov/

Identity Theft Complaints: www.mva.maryland.gov/about-mva/info/12100/12100-52T.htm

MD of Human Services Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services. Website: dhr.maryland.gov/

 

Specialty Resources

Resource Reasons to Contact Contact Information
MD Identity Theft Passport Program Law §8-305
identification given to victims of criminal identity theft to help prevent wrongful arrest due to fraud
Website: www.oag.state.md.us/idtheft/IDTpassport.htm
Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) For victims of Domestic violence or human trafficking, in an effort to keep their perpetrators from finding them. Website: sos.maryland.gov/ACP/Pages/default.aspx

 

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
§8.301 Law outlining identity theft in MD, the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.
§8-302

§8-303

Illegal to produce, sell, or create false identification.
§8.304 Requires law enforcement to take a report of identity theft.
§14-1212.1 Defines account review and security freeze process.
§14-3501 through 3508 Laws outlining the proper procedure for handling and mitigating an information breach. Proper destruction of records.