If you are the victim of identity theft or fraud, please get and keep all papers, receipts, cancelled checks, mail from companies, etc., related to this crime. We may contact you to get these items if needed and you should keep copies for your records.
Identity theft is ONLY when someone uses your name, Social Security number or other information to obtain a line of credit. Stolen and/or forged checks or fradulent use of a valid credit card is NOT identity theft and if you do need to report stolen and/or forged checks or the fraudulent use of a valid credit card, you need to call and file a report over the phone, (801) 799-3000, and not via our online reporting system.
There are some groups you should get in touch with if you are the victim of identity theft or fraud: some will ask for the report number you get at the end of this online police report process.
|Agency||Web URL||Contact Telephone Number|
|U.S. Federal Trade Commission||http://www.ftc.gov/||1-877-438-4338|
|Department of Motor Vehicles||http://dmv.utah.gov/||1-866-658-5758|
Only information with the red asterisk * is mandatory; however, you must put a phone number in at least one of the phone number fields (Home, Cell or Business) in case the follow up Detective needs to contact you for additional information. Follow up contact will NOT be made to an email address. You will need to enter an email address so that you can get the status of your report (email addresses are not used for any other purpose).
- Protect your Social Security number and only give it out when required by law.
- No bank, auction site or other business should send you an email asking you to enter credit card information, passwords, social security numbers or other personal information. Often these fake emails will contain links to pages that look real but are not. If you suspect you are being directed to a fake site, please go to the actual home website of the company and inform them of what has happened.
- Avoid mail theft by obtaining a locked mailbox and dropping off outgoing mail at the local post office or postal mailbox.
- Do not give out your personal information or credit card number over the phone unless you initiated the call.
- Shred credit card offers and bank statements before you throw them away if you do not plan to use them.
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