Identity Theft

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Overview
Identity theft is when someone else uses your personal identifying information such as your name/date of birth, driver's license number, social security number, or bank/credit account information to steal from you or otherwise defraud you or someone else.

Effects of Identity Theft
  • Your credit could be ruined
  • You could be arrested for a crime you did not commit
  • You could be denied employment
  • You could be denied a place to live
  • Your wages could be garnished
  • Your driver’s license could be revoked

Victims of Identity Theft
If you are a Roswell resident or the crime has a direct connection to a person or business in Roswell, you may contact the Roswell Police Department to file a police report:
Roswell Police Department
39 Hill St
Roswell, Ga 30075
770-640-4100 

  • Contact all your creditors
  • Close all affected accounts
  • Request creditors to indicate your accounts were closed at the consumer's request
  • Have creditors contact you before opening any new accounts or making changes to your existing accounts
  • Stop payment on any outstanding checks
  • Request new ATM cards
  • Change your passwords or PINs
  • Report fraud to the credit reporting agencies
  • Place a Fraud Alert in your file
  • Add a Victim's Statement in your file
  • Consider a credit freeze

Keep copies of all letters/emails, records of all telephone calls, and receipts for any expenses you incur in repairing your credit.

 


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