State of Maine

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

Website: www.credit.maine.gov/

ME Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/index.html  

Investigations: www1.maine.gov/sos/bmv/investigations/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.

 

 

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