Preventing & Reporting Identity Theft

Identity theft or identity fraud is a crime that occurs when a person uses someone else’s personal information for their personal gain. This includes “stealing” a person’s identifying information and using it to access the victim’s financial accounts or establish new accounts and incur debt in the name of the victim. Download our Personal Account Inventory (PDF) to learn ways to protect yourself from identity theft.

To report a case of identity theft, you must complete a an Identity Theft Report Form (PDF) (this form is also available by visiting the Department of Law Enforcement) detailing the incident. The completed form must be certified by a Law Enforcement Officer and they must fax or mail proper documents to the Department of Consumer of Protection.