an officer filling an ID theft police report

Filing an Identity Theft Police Report

If you are an ID theft victim, report it to your local law enforcement.

Filing an Identity Theft Police Report


ID theft victims should reach out to law enforcement

If you are a victim of identity theft, you should file a police report with the law enforcement agency closest to where you live.

Your local police or sheriff department must take an identity theft report if you have documents to show you were a victim. (California Penal Code Section 530.6)

When you go to the police station, bring supporting documents such as:

  • Copies of bills or collection notices
  • Credit reports with fraudulent charges
  • Bank or credit card statements

Make sure to write down the number on the police report. Your creditors may ask for the report number.

If the officers do not want to take your report, ask to speak the watch commander and mention Penal Code Section 530.6.

County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. Last change: Oct. 25, 2011

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