Contact your local law enforcement agency to file a crime report for all computer-related or identity theft crimes described below.
CATCH DOES NOT TAKE CRIME REPORTS.
The local law enforcement agency will refer appropriate cases to CATCH.
Identity theft involves acquiring key pieces of someone's identifying information, such as their name, address, date of birth, social security number, or mother's maiden name, in order to impersonate them.
This information enables the identity thief to commit numerous forms of fraud which include, but are not limited to, taking over the victim's financial accounts, opening new bank accounts, purchasing automobiles, applying for loans, credit cards, and social security benefits, renting apartments, and establishing services with utility and phone companies.
To file a complaint regarding Internet Fraud, including internet auction fraud, please contact the Internet Fraud Complaint Center at: