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					                                                                     Willmar Police Department
                                                                    2201 NE 23rd St., Suite 102
                                                                            Willmar, MN 56201

             Identity Theft/Forgery Investigation Checklist
    Date:   _______________ ICR #: _______________ Officer: _______________


  The victim/reporting person must prove their identity by providing the following:

      Full name, date of birth, address, and phone number

      Driver’s license or ID card

      Social Security card

      Birth certificate

      Passport (if victim or reporting party has one)

      Any other documents that can establish the person's identity (such as a work visa
      or jail, prison, or parole documents).

      (Officers or victim will make colored copies, front and back, of the above documents.
                                   To be retained with report)

                                Other needed information:
      Copies of any documents that would be pertinent to why the victim or reporting
      party believes his/her identity was stolen.
                    Examples:
                  IRS documents
                  Credit report showing unauthorized activity
                  Social security employment history
                  A bill from a company that you have never received services from


All of the information requested is very important to the Willmar Police Department and the
investigation into your case. Please provide the above checked information as soon as
possible. The investigation into your case will not move forward until the above
requested information and documents are received by the police department. Thank
you.




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      Helpful Hints for Victims of Identity Theft and Forgery
      Notify the three national consumer credit reporting services and ask them to place a
       “fraud alert” in your credit file. Require them to get your permission before issuing
       any new accounts in your name.

      You may want to order a copy of your credit report from each agency now, and
       again in a few months, to be sure no unauthorized accounts have been opened in
       your name.

      If you have been a victim of identity theft, you may file a report with the Federal
       Trade Commission (FTC). Contact information is below.

      The FTC has excellent information on its website including: A booklet titled “ID
       Theft: When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name”, a sample affidavit of ID
       Theft which you may use to help in disputing unauthorized charges on accounts,
       loans, or other activity, and important steps to prevent further victimization.

      Follow-up all phone calls about dispute accounts with letters. Keep records of all
       phone calls and copies of correspondence.

                                       Resources:
                           Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov
      Get brochure or report theft: 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338) TDD 202-362-2502
                                   www.consumer.gov/idtheft
                                        or mail to:
                               Identity Theft Clearing House
                                Federal Trade Commission
                                 600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
                                  Washington, DC 20580

      US Department of Justice: www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/idtheft.html

      Social Security Administration: www.ssa.gov/pubs/10064.html
       Fraud Hotline: 1-800-269-0271
       Order Statements of Earnings: 1-800-772-1213

Credit Bureaus:                           To Report Fraud               To Get Report
Equifax- www.equifax.com                  1-800-525-6285               1-800-685-1111
Experian- www.experian.com                1-888-397-3742               1-888-397-3742
Trans Union- www.tuc.com                  1-800-680-7289               1-800-916-8800

            Website that can check all three credit reports once a year for free:
                      https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

      WPD Website: http://www.ci.willmar.mn.us/menu/departments/police/default.htm
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