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Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the fasting growing crimes in America. Identity theft involves an individual using your personal information, such as birth date and social security number in order to impersonate you and commit a crime.

Internet fraud can occur when you receive unsolicited emails that request you to contact someone and provide personal information in some manner. The fraud can come in the form of a bank requesting information indicating that there is some problem with your account or a friend needing money sent to some location due to some unforeseen problem.

The Ocean Shores Police Department actively investigates these crimes and has provided you with several links in order to provide more information on the topic. The Washington Attorney General’s Office provides valuable information, as does the Federal Trade Commission. If you should have specific questions, please feel free to contact the Ocean Shores Police Department.

If you are a victim of Internet Fraud you need to contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center and report it.

Additionally there are resources and assistance available to victims through the Crime Victims Advocacy Network.

 

View/Download the Identity Theft/Internet Fraud Pamphlet here.

WEB Links

Office of the Attorney General

Federal Trade Commission

Internet Crime Complaint Center

Crime Victims Advocacy Network

            


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