Identity Theft Information

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:

  • Applying for loans, credit cards, and social security benefits
  • Establishing services with utility and phone companies
  • Opening new bank accounts
  • Purchasing automobiles
  • Renting apartments
  • Taking over the victim’s financial accounts

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.

AgencyWeb URLContact Telephone Number
Trans Union
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Department of Motor Vehicles

PC 530.5: Unauthorized Use of Personal Identifying Information

(a) Every person who willfully obtains personal identifying information, as defined in sub-division (b), of another person without the authorization of that person, and uses that information for any unlawful purpose, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain credit, goods, services, or medical information in the name of the other person without the consent of that person is guilty of a public offense.