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Report Crime - Identity Theft

Using this internet police reporting system allows you to immediately file your report, avoid waiting for response, and immediate access to a copy of your report – free of charge. 

If you are the victim of identity theft or fraud please get and keep all papers, receipts, cancelled checks, mail from companies, etc. related to this crime. We may contact you to get these items if needed and you should keep copies for your records. 

You should contact the agencies listed to report this crime. You may be asked to provide the police report number. 

Equifax
http://www.equifax.com/
1-800-525-6285

Experian
http://www.experian.com/
1-888-397-3742

Trans Union 
http://www.transunion.com/
1-800-680-7289

U.S. Federal Trade Commission 
http://www.ftc.gov/
1-877-438-4338

Department of Motor Vehicles
1-866-658-5758

Other financial crime incidents – contact the listed agencies:

Declined/NSF checks written to you (under $5,000)
If over $5,000 – file a report with Bakersfield Police.
Kern County District Attorney’s (Check Busters) Office
(661) 868-7640

Unemployment check
State of California Employment Development
1-800-300-5616 (English) or 1-800-326-8937 (Spanish)

Social Security check
If your Social Security number has been used fraudulently, report the problem to the Social Security Administration (SSA) at 1-800-269-0271.  You may also order your Earnings and Benefits Statement by calling the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.  For extreme cases of identity theft, they may be willing to change your Social Security number.

Welfare checks, EBT Cards or food stamps
Contact your case worker

Lottery Tickets
California Lottery Commission
(559) 449-2430

Fraudulent use of your social security number for employment or taxes
Federal Trade Commission
(877) 438-4338
www.ftc.gov

DMV documents/license forged or obtained in your name
California Department of Motor Vehicles Investigations
(661) 836-2291

Citations or arrests in your name
Contact the appropriate court 
Also contact the California Attorney General’s Office for the Identity Theft Registry 1-888-0240

Counterfeit US currency
If there is no suspect information, contact your bank
If there is suspect information, contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111