As with any crime,
you should report a case of identity theft to the police.
When you go to file, you must bring as much documentation
as possible. This would include your credit reports, ID Theft
Affidavit (after you have it notarized), collection letters,
and any other evidence you have that supports your fraud claim.
will not resolve your case until an official police report
has been filed. Not all police officers realize that a report
can be filed for identity theft, as this is still a fairly
new crime for investigators. You will also need a police report
for the credit bureaus so they will automatically block fraudulent
accounts and bad debts from appearing on your credit report.
Ask the police
to check with the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Sentinel
database. This will allow them to check for other identity
theft victims in your area, and see if there is a pattern
to the frequency and location of identity thefts.Your case
may be given more investigation time if a number of local
cases have been reported.