Maryland Identity Theft Laws

Here is some basic information about Maryland 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 Maryland 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 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 in Maryland

      • Identity theft Law – Criminal Law § 8-301
      • Identity theft Law – Criminal Law § 8-302
      • Identity theft Law – Criminal Law §8-303
      • Identity theft Law – Criminal Law § 8-304
      • Reporting Identity Theft
      • Identity theft Law – Criminal Law § 8-305
      • Identity Theft Passport

Credit Freeze Law in Maryland

      • SB 52
            • Effective as of January 1, 2008
            • Applies to all consumers
            • Fees: No fees on ID theft victims who provide report of alleged identity fraud or with an identity theft passport. Others pay $5 for each placement, temporary lift or removal.
            • Place the freeze over the phone
                  • Equifax – 800-685-1111
                  • Experian – 888-397-3742
                  • TransUnion – 800-680-7289

Contact in Maryland

      • 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202-2202
      • Phone: (410) 576-6300
      • Identity Theft Unit
      • Phone: (410) 576-6491

Other Resources

  • Equifax

P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
Phone: (800) 525-6285

  • Experian

P.O. Box 9701, Allen, TX 75013-0949
Phone: (888) 397-3742

  • TransUnion

P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834
Phone: (800) 680-7289

  • 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.

  • Annual Free Credit Report
Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

  • National Conference of State Legislatures