The Porter County Sheriff’s Department
has instituted the following
procedure to report identity theft:
Upon the discovery of any suspicious or fraudulent
activity on an account, contact the creditor’s
security or fraud department immediately to
dispute and/or close the affected account. Follow
up with the creditor in writing.
Go to the Indiana Attorney General’s website at
www.IndianaConsumer.com/IDTheft to complete and
Identity Theft Complaint Form.
Provide as much information as possible when
completing the form.
Bring the completed Identity Theft Complaint
Form, along with any other supporting documentation,
to the Porter County Sheriff’s Department, Monday
through Friday (excluding holidays) / 8am-4pm, to
make a police report.
File a consumer complaint with the Indiana Attorney
General’s Identity Theft Unit by phone at
1-800-382-5516 or online at
File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) by calling the FTC’s ID Theft Hotline at
1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338) or online at
Contact the three (3) major credit bureaus to place
a “fraud alert” and/or a “security freeze” on your
credit file and request copies of your credit
7. Additional Helpful Information:
♦ Set up a folder or file to keep a detailed history
of this crime
♦ Keep a log of all of your contacts and make copies
of all documents
♦ Contact all creditors with which you do business
and inform them of your identity theft.
♦ If your driver’s license has been fraudulently
used, contact your local Indiana Bureau of Motor
Vehicles license branch for a replacement license.
♦ If you suspect mail fraud, notify the U.S. Postal
Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 or
online at postalinspectors.uspis.gov.
♦ If you suspect fraudulent use of your Social
Security Number (SSN), contact your local Social
Security Administration office, or phone 1-800-269-0271,
or online at
♦ If you suspect fraudulent use of your tax
information, contact your local Internal Revenue Service
office, or call 1-800-908-4490, or online at
♦ If the crime was internet-related, file a complaint
with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at
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