Identity Theft

Welcome to the Norwich Police Department Online Police Reporting System. 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 one of the fastest growing crimes in America. You must immediately report any suspected identity theft or credit card fraud to a credit reporting agency. This can be done online or by telephone. Some of these agencies are listed below:

Agency
Website
Contact Number
Equifax
1-800-525-6285
Experian
1-888-397-3742
TransUnion
1-800-680-7289
FTC
1-877-438-4338
CT DMV
1-866-658-5758

Start your report now:

Step #1:

The FTC set up the website as a one-stop shop for reporting many types of identity theft. It also helps you to set up a recovery plan.

Report identity Theft and get a Recovery Plan

Step #2 (Only when requested, required or below criteria is met):

The FTC says it’s only necessary to report identity theft to the police in these three cases:

  1. You know the identity thief or you have other information that could aid a police investigation.
  2. An identity thief used your name in an encounter with the police. For instance, this might involve a traffic stop.
  3. A creditor, debt collector, or other affected party insists you produce a police report.

The following documents are required to file a police report:

  1. A copy of your FTC Identity Theft Report
  2. A government-issued photo ID
  3. Proof of your address, such as a mortgage statement or utilities bill
  4. Any proof you have of the theft, such as credit card statements, IRS notices or collection notices

Norwich Police Case Request for Identity Theft

Helpful Tips:

  • 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 web site 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 on using them.

If you received phone calls or emails of a scam nature and have not lost money, but still wish to report such activity, please contact the FTC IC3 division. These crimes are not handled by local police departments. Please CLICK HERE to refer to IC3, a cooperative effort between the FBI, Bureau of Justice Assistance and White Collar Crime Center for tips and reporting.