Link to Identity Theft Reference Guide

Link to Identity Theft Reference Guide
Notify your credit card companies and financial institutions in advance of any change of address or phone #’s.
Never loan your credit cards to anyone else.
Never put your credit card or any other financial account number on a postcard or on the outside of an
If you applied for a new credit card and it hasn’t arrived in a timely manner, call the bank or credit card
company involved.
Report all lost or stolen credit cards immediately.
Closely monitor expiration dates on your credit cards.
Contact the credit card issuer if replacement cards are
not received prior to the expiration dates.
Beware of mail or telephone solicitations disguised as
promotions offering instant prizes or awards designed
solely to obtain your personal information or credit
card numbers.
Use caution when disclosing checking
account numbers, credit card numbers or
other personal financial data at any Web site
or on-line service location unless you receive
a secured authentication key from your
When you subscribe to an on-line service,
you may be asked to give credit card information. When you enter any interactive
service site, beware of con artists who may
ask you to “confirm” your enrollment service
by disclosing passwords or the credit card
account number used to subscribe. Don’t
give them out!
Be conscious of normal receipt of routine financial
statements. Contact the sender if they are not in the
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Moultonborough, NH 03254
1035 Whittier Highway (Route 25)
P.O. Box 121
Moultonborough Police Department
Product of the Moultonborough Police Association
II. Identity Fraud is a class A felony.
(d.) Poses as another person, without the express
authorization of such person, with the purpose of
obtaining confidential information about such person
that is not available to the general public.
(c.) Obtains or records personal identifying information about a person in order to assist another to
pose as such person; or
(b.) Obtains or records personal identifying information about another person without the express
authorization of such person, with the intent to pose
as such person;
Identity Theft Resource Center
(a.) Poses as another person with the purpose to
defraud in order to obtain money, credit, goods, services, or anything else of value;
I. A person is guilty of identity fraud when the person:
Remove you name from national mailing list
FTC’s Do Not Call Registry
Privacy Rights Clearing House
Annual Credit Report Request Service
Federal Trade Commission
If the crime occurred in our jurisdiction and there
are workable leads, such as witnesses and suspect
information, an officer will be assigned to the
case. Unfortunately, not all cases will be assigned
to an officer because there are no significant
leads to identify the suspect.
Make note of this case number in your detailed
history folder and reference it when you have
contact with any business or law enforcement
agency concerning this report. Depending upon
the location (jurisdiction) of where the crime
occurred (goods or services obtained or delivered), an officer may or may not be assigned to
this case.
Your MPD Case Number is:____________
Keep a log of all your contacts and make
copies of all documents.
Contact all creditors, by phone and in writing to inform them of the problem.
Notify the US Postal Inspector if your mail
has been stolen or tampered with:
(617) 556-4400
Boston, MA 02210-1736
425 Summer Street, 7th Floor
Northeast Division
US Postal Inspection Service
Set up a folder to keep a detailed history of
this crime.
What to do if you become a victim:
Identity theft involves acquiring key pieces of
someone’s identifying information, such as
name, address, date of birth, social security
number and mother's maiden name, in order to
impersonate them. This information enables the
identity thief to commit numerous forms of
fraud which include, but are not limited to, taking over the victim’s financial accounts, opening new bank accounts, purchasing automobiles, applying for loans, credit cards and social
security benefits, renting apartments, and establishing services with utility and phone companies.
Call each of the three credit bureaus’ fraud
units to report identity theft. Ask to have a
“Fraud Alert/Victim Impact” statement
placed in your credit file asking that creditors
call you before opening any new accounts.
Request that a copy of your credit reports be
sent to you.
(Your name and address)
You are hereby notified that on (Date), I filled an identity
theft report with the Moultonborough Police Department.
The case# is:(_____-______-_____), a copy of which can be
obtained by contacting the Moultonborough Police
Department at (603)476-2400.
On (Date), I received your letter demanding payment of ($$
amount). I did not open this account and incur this unpaid
balance. Someone, other than myself, wrongfully used my
personal information to obtain a line of credit/services to
someone, other than myself. Your company is a victim and
should file a police report in the appropriate jurisdiction.
Dear (Creditor Name/Collection Agency Name):
(Date) The FTC is the
federal clearinghouse for complaints by victims of identity theft. The FTC helps victims
by providing information to help resolve financial and other problems that could result
from identity theft. Their hotline telephone
number is 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338).
Sample “Courtesy Notice”
Contact the Federal Trade Commission to
report the problem:
If you have any checks stolen or bank accounts set up
fraudulently, report it to the following companies:
SCAN- (800) 262-7771
TeleCheck- (800) 710-9898
Chexsystems- (800) 428-9623
Equifax Telecredit- (800) 437-5120
Social Security Administration’s Fraud
Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to see
if another license was issued in your name. If so,
request a new license number.
Obtain description of suspect (if known).
Hotline 1-800-269-0271.
Alert your banks to flag your accounts and contact you
to confirm any unusual activity. Request a change of
PIN and a new password.
To report Fraud, call 1-800-680-7289
To order your report, call 1-800-916-8800
P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790
To report Fraud, call 1-888-397-3742
To order your report, call 1-888-397-3742
P.O. Box 9532, Allen Texas 75013
To report Fraud, call 1-800-525-6285
To order your report, call 1-800-685-1111
P.O. Box 74021, Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0241
Never give personal information over the telephone, such as your social security number, date
of birth, mother’s maiden name, credit card number, or bank PIN code, unless you initiated the
phone call, Protect this information and release it
only when absolutely necessary.
Save all credit card receipts and match them
against your monthly bills.
Sign all new credit cards as ( SEE ID).
Memorize your social security number and all
your passwords. Do not record them on any cards
or on anything in your wallet.
Never leave receipts at bank machines, bank
counters, trash receptacles, or unattended gasoline pumps. Keep track of all your paperwork.
When you no longer need it, destroy it.
Order your credit report from the three credit
bureaus once a year to check for fraudulent activity or other discrepancies.
Empty your wallet of extra credit cards and ID’s,
or better yet, cancel the ones you do not use and
maintain a list of the ones you do.
Shred pre-approved credit applications, credit
card receipts, bills and other financial information you don’t want before discarding them in the
trash or recycling bin. Call 1-888-5-OPT-OUT
to stop credit cards offers from being mailed to
Deposit outgoing mail in post office collection
mailboxes or at your local post office. Do not
leave in unsecured mail receptacles.
Promptly remove mail from your mailbox after
Complete an ID Theft Affidavit
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