If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, there are a number of important steps you should follow. Be prepared to document all unauthorized transactions and to be patient -- the process can take a number of months. If you are the victim of identity theft in Northglenn, please complete the identity theft form. Once the form is complete and the documentation gathered, please bring it into the Police Department.
Steps to take
What to do when your identity is stolen:
Step 1 -- Contact your bank and other credit card issuers
Step 2 – File a report with your local law enforcement agency
Step 3 - File a report with the Federal Trade Commission
Step 4—Contact one of the three major credit reporting bureaus
Step 5-- Contact all of your creditors by phone and in writing
Step 6-- Notify the phone company
Step 7-- Notify the post office
Step 8-- Notify the Social Security Administration
Step 9-- Notify the State Department
Step 10-- If you are contacted by a collection agency
Step 11 --If your driver’s license or DMV-issued card was stolen
For a more detailed explanation of the above steps, please click here.