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If you have been the victim of stolen credit cards or checks and are a Denver resident and / or the crime occurred in Denver, you may quickly and easily file a police report online at www.denvergov.org/policereport, or by calling at any Denver Police station (DPD HQ at 1331 Cherokee Street is only staffed from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm). For Denver residents, your home address can be used as location for incidents of Denver. An online report my be filed for any type of breach, counterfeiting or electronic compromise such as:
If you are a victim of an identity theft, you should make a report with the Denver Police Department if the crime occurred in Denver or if you are a Denver Resident. You are able to report this crime quickly by using our online form at www.denvergov.org/policereport or at any Denver Police station (DPD HQ at 1331 Cherokee Street is only staffed from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm). In addition, you should contact the following agencies to report the identity theft (when applicable):
Equifax - Fraud Line: 1-800-525-6285(check your credit and put a 90 day Fraud Alert on your name and Social Security Number)
Experian - Fraud Line 1-888-397-3742(check your credit and put a 90 day Fraud Alert on your name and Social Security Number)
Trans Union - Fraud Line 1-800-680-7289(check your credit and put a 90 day Fraud Alert on your name and Social Security Number)
In addition to reporting the incident, the Denver Police Fraud Unit recommends that you contact the appropriate financial institutions to dispute the fraudulent charges and provide a copy of your Police Report. Closing the account may be necessary.
Follow-up with a second credit check (1 free check per year at www.annualcreditreport.com) and monitor accounts.
Federal Trade Commission ID Theft Hotline: 1-877-438-4338 or www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft2012/ for further information and statistical purposes.
Social Security Fraud Hotline: 1-800-269-0271 (if your Social Security Number is involved in employment-related fraud)
Colorado License or ID Theft: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue-MV/RMV/1206604920464
Postal Inspection Service Guide to preventing mail fraud http://about.usps.com/publications/pub300a/pub300a_tech_001.html
Victims of an Internet crime or scam in which the suspect appears to be outside Denver can also report the incident the Internet Crime Complaint Center (link to www.IC3.gov ). This includes suspects outside the U.S.
Victims of any online or phone scam that appears to originate in Canada can also report the incident to the Canadian Royal Mounted Police Phone Busters Task Force (www.phonebusters.com).
Minimize your risk of identity theft by following a few simple precautions:
Visit the Denver District Attorney's website to get the latest information about scams and fraud in your area. Take the Fraud IQ Test and learn how to protect yourself against common scams.
Always lock up your bicycles if they’re kept outside or in a garage. Otherwise, keep them inside the house. You should also take time to register your bicycles on our bike registration page. This is a great tool that aids officers in the recovery of a stolen bikes and aids helps ensure the bicycle is returned to its rightful owner. You may also register your bike at any police station or COP Shop.
For more information on bike registration, bicycle auctions, and recovered bikes, contact:
Bicycle Recoveryphone: (720) 865-0090fax: (720) 865-0051Detective Lance RushtonLance.Rushton@denvergov.org
Visit our neighborhood crime prevention page to learn about vehicle safety and security. If you are a Denver resident or own a car that is registered in Denver and your car has been stolen, immediately contact the Denver Police Departmentat (720) 913-2000 to report the crime. You may not use the online reporting system for a stolen car.