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.aspxIdentity Theft Unit Phone: (410) 576-6491
|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/|
|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
|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||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.|