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Introduction to Identity Theft and Assisting Victims of Identity Theft February 13-14, 2008 Hosted by Myrtle Beach Police Department Course Objectives Course Objective: This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the street officer and Detectives in dealing with Identity Theft cases. During this (2) day course, officers will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist them in working ID theft cases. The officers will be informed how to assist the victim and who to contact when their Identity is stolen and used. Who to contact and what agencies the victim can contact to speed up their investigation, get as much detailed information as possible, and how to use the information. Attendees will learn to think like a criminal so they can better work cases. This course will also emphasize the need for officers to be better informed on Identity Theft and what course of action to take. Introduction: Identity Crime is on a sharp raise in the U.S. In December 2003 the FTC received over ½ million reported consumer Fraud and Identity theft complaints. Victims lost more than 400 million dollars in 2003, and growing out of control. The police are out-numbered. It’s almost impossible to control the case load. The criminal is coming up with new ways to steal identities each day. Most departments do not have the manpower or resources to work in detail this type of crime. With the information officers will receive in this class, they will be able to get their questions answered, do the job and do it well. They will know who to contact during their investigation and what agencies can and will help them. They will be informed of free resources that work. Upon Completion: This two day training class will provide the street officer and detective with knowledge and information they can use: How the criminal mind works. How the criminal gets the victim’s information. How the criminal uses the stolen information. What scams and schemes are used. How to help the victim. What resources they will be able to use, and how these resources will work for them. Problems of working this type of crime. Forms to use to help the victim and their case. Resource book that works. Organize their case and present it to the Prosecutor’s Office. What local leads to follow up on. Basic information on interviews and interrogation. Court testifying, the do’s and don’ts. TRAINING LOCATION Myrtle Beach Police Department Training Center 3340 Mustang Street Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CREDITS 14 Hrs. CLEE INSTRUCTOR Public Agency Training Council SPECIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION There is a registration fee of $250.00 payable to Public Agency Training Council which includes Hand-outs, Introduction to Identity Theft and Assisting Victims of Identity Theft Manual, Coffee Breaks, and Certificate of Completion. For on-line registration, go to www.patc.com. If you have any questions, please call 800-365-0119.
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