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The prevention of crime is the primary goal of the Eagle County Sheriff's Office. Toward that end, we think it is important to provide citizens with safety tips and information so that they, too, can take a stand against crime. This section provides information for businesses and individuals. To obtain additional information, or to schedule a presentation for your business or organization, please contact the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.
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| Identity Theft
Identity theft or fraud, the taking of a victim’s identity to obtain credit, apply for loans, rent an apartment, file bankruptcy, or obtain a job, is the fastest-growing crime in America, affecting almost half a million new victims each year.
Armed with a computer and key pieces of someone’s identifying information, today’s thieves can steal without ever leaving the comfort of their home. Having information such as your name, address, date of birth, and social security number enables the identity thief to commit numerous forms of fraud. The thieves can take over the victim’s financial accounts, open new bank accounts, purchase automobiles, apply for loans, credit cards and social security benefits, and establish services with utility and phone companies. All of this can leave you in a lurch when they don’t pay.
Freeze fraudulent accounts. Contact the appropriate creditors, banks, phone companies, and utility companies and have them freeze the accounts. You'll probably be liable for some of the fraudulent charges, but different issuers have different policies. Most creditors promptly issue replacement cards with new account numbers. Make sure you inform them in writing, as well. It is helpful if you store the contact information in one convenient place.
Contact the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at 970-827-4272, or your local law enforcement agency, to file a report.
Call each of the three credit bureaus’ fraud units to report identity theft. Ask to have a "Fraud Alert/Victim Impact" statement placed in your credit file asking that creditors call you before opening any new accounts.
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You may also need to contact one or more of the following government bodies, each of which will inform you of the necessary procedures.
If you suspect that someone has changed your address with the post office or used the mail to commit identity theft, notify the US Postal Inspector.
Fraud using your Social Security number
If your Social Security number has been used to commit identity theft, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. You can order a copy of your earnings and benefits statement to check whether someone has used your Social Security number to get a job or to avoid paying taxes.
Fraud involving your passport
Notify the U.S. State Department's Passport Services Department of the identity theft so that it can intercept anyone ordering a new passport in your name.
You may also want to contact the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Hotline toll-free at 877-438-4338.
Use caution when disclosing checking account numbers, credit card numbers or any other personal financial data at any website or on-line service location unless you receive a secured authentication key from your internet service provider.
When you subscribe to an on-line service, you may be asked to give credit card information. When you enter any interactive service site, beware of con artists who may ask you to "confirm" your enrollment service by disclosing passwords or credit card account number used to subscribe. Don’t give them out!