How to Report Fraud in Maryland

To report fraud or a scam in the state of Maryland, contact the Attorney General, the Better Business Bureau or one of the Federal, state or local agencies listed.

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General: Douglas F. Gansler

200 St. Paul Place

Baltimore, MD 21202


888-743-0023 toll-free in Maryland

TDD: 410-576-6372

File Complaints Online

File a Consumer or medical Complaint

Identity Theft Unit

Phone: 410-576-6491

Email: [email protected].

Consumer Protection Division

[email protected]

410-528-8662 Consumer complaint hotline

410-528-1840 Medical billing complaints

1-877-261-8807 (toll-free) Health plan decision appeals

Branch Offices:

Cumberland 301-722-2000

Frederick 301-600-1071

Hagerstown 301-791-4780

Hughesville 301-274-4620 or 1-866-366-8343 (toll free)

Salisbury 410-713-3620

Report Maryland Government waste & Fraud

Phone: 1-877-FRAUD-11

Toll Free: 1-877-372-8311

Report Welfare Fraud in Maryland

Fraud Hotline: 1-800-492-5515

Office of the Inspector General

Maryland Dept. of Human Resources

Office of the Inspector General

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 410-358-0750

FBI Field Office, Mortgage Fraud

White Collar Crime Supervisor

2600 Lord Baltimore

Baltimore, MD 21244

Phone: 410-265-8080

HUD Field Office

Baltimore Field Office

10 South Howard Street, 5th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201-2505

Phone: 410-962-2520

Fax: 410-962-1849

HUD Regional Office

Philadelphia Regional Office

The Wanamaker Building

100 Penn Square, East

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3380

Phone: 215-656-0500

Fax: 215-656-3445

State of Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation

File a Complaint

500 North Calvert Street, Room 402

Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-230-6100

Phone: 410-333-3866

Nationally Chartered Credit Unions

Region II – Capital

1775 Duke Street

Alexandria, VA 22314-3437

Phone: 703-519-4600

Fax: 703-519-4620

State-Chartered Credit Unions

Maryland Division of Financial Regulation

500 North Calvert St., Rm. 402

Baltimore, MD 21202-3651

Phone: 410-230-6100

Fax: 410-333-0475

Savings & Loan Association or Savings Bank

Office of Thrift Supervision

Consumer Complaints and Inquiries

Email: [email protected]

Southeast Region – Atlanta

1475 Peachtree Street, N.E.

Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Phone: 404-888-0771

Complaints: 800-842-6929

Southeast Region – Chicago

1 South Wacker Drive – Suite 2000

Chicago, Illinois 60606

Phone 312-917-5000

Complaints: 800-842-6929

National Fair Housing Alliance

National Contact: Email: [email protected]

1212 New York Avenue, NW Ste 525

Washington, DC 2005

Phone: 202-898-1661

Fax: 202-371-9744

Maryland Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Maryland Real Estate Commission

500 North Calvert Street

Baltimore, MD 21202-3651

Phone: 410-230-6230

Fax: 410-333-0023

Email: [email protected]

Maryland Commission of Real Estate Appraisers and Home Inspectors

500 North Calvert Street

Baltimore, MD 21202-3651

Phone: 410-230-6165

Fax: 410-333-6314

Email: [email protected]

Maryland Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 410-347-3990

Fax: 410-347-3936

1414 Key Highway, Suite 100

Baltimore MD 21230-5189

Better Business Bureau of Metro Washington DC & Eastern Pennsylvania

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 202-393-8000

Fax: 202-393-1198

1411 K St. NW, 10th Floor

Washington DC 20005-3404

Internet Crime Complaint Center

IC3’s mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding
the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and
easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.
For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3
provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) system in the U.S. extends across the nation; coast-to-coast, and in
Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Since the founding of the first BBB in 1912, the BBB system has proven
that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation
and consumer education.

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Jenifer Lewis
5 years ago

My husband is recently unemployed and was entertaining a job offer. However, during the telephone interview they kept asking for the name of the bank we use which my husband did not divulge. The process did not feel right so he merely sent them a text that he was no longer pursuing the job. Yesterday we received a FedEx envelope with a check for $4,550.00 with a letter from this company advising it was for start up materials. My husband contacted them to see if they wanted the check returned or if they would just do a stop payment. The company advised that the only way to return the money was to deposit the check into our account and write them our check for the same amount. He advised we would merely return the check. At 1 a.m. this morning they were texting us wanting to know where their check is. My husband has saved the text messages he exchanged with the company and we still have the original check and letter. I feel like there is some sort of fraud going on here but I’m not sure how to proceed. Please advise.