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Using this system you will be able to report the incident without waiting and print a copy of the report for free. 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.   Click on "Start Report" below to begin your online report.

There are some groups you should get in touch with if you are the victim of identity theft or fraud. Some will ask for the report number you get at the end of this process.

Agency Contact Telephone Number
Equifax 1-888-766-0008
Experian 1-888-397-3742
Trans Union 1-800-680-7289
U.S. Federal Trade Commission 1-877-438-4338
Florida Dept of Highway Safety  &  Motor Vehicles 1-850-617-2000

Start Report   (<-- This is a link.  Click there to start the report.)

Helpful Tips:

    • Protect your social security number and only give it out when required by law.
    • No bank, auction site or other business should send you an email asking you to enter credit card information, passwords, social security numbers or other personal information. Often these fake emails will contain links to pages that look real but are not. If you suspect you are being directed to a fake site please go to the actual home web site of the company and inform them of what has happened.
    • Avoid mail theft by obtaining a locked mailbox and dropping off outgoing mail at the local post office or postal mailbox.
    • Do not give out your personal information or credit card number over the phone unless you initiated the call.
    • Shred credit card offers and bank statements before you throw them away if you do not plan on using them.

For more information on protecting your identity please visit this site from the U.S. Office of Homeland Security:

Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft

For even more information on protecting your identity please visit this site from the Orange County Consumer Fraud Office:

Orange County Consumer Fraud Information

 

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