Riverside Police Department
Economic Crimes FAQs
What is the status of my case?
The Evidence Unit consists of a supervisor and three evidence technicians who are responsible for evidence collection and preservation. Supported by a state of the art and fully equipped motor home, the unit responds to all major crime scenes.
Who is handling my case?
If you are an Identity Theft victim and the matter originated outside the City of Riverside, the matter will be appropriately routed to the police agency where the crime occurred. Otherwise, by calling (951) 353-7100, you can find out who is assigned the case.
What should I do if I am a victim of check fraud?
Call your bank and contact the three major credit bureaus, initiate a police report and have several copies on file to mail to various people who were recipients of the fraudulent checks. You should also complete an affidavit of forgery with your bank.
What should I do if I am a victim of credit card/ATM fraud?
Call your credit card company/bank and cancel the card immediately. Notify the credit bureaus of the theft and initiate a police report. Have several copies of the police report on file to mail to the various people and businesses who completed transactions using the stolen credit card. You should also complete an affidavit of forgery with the credit card company.
What do I do if my mail has been stolen?
Initiate a theft report with the police department, contact the credit bureaus and obtain a copy of your credit report to determine if credit has been established in your name without your approval. If checks were sent in the mail, determine which check was sent and have a "stop payment" placed on the check. Monitor your account daily to be certain counterfeit checks were not made using the check information obtained from the mail theft.
What do I do if I suspect my mail has been routed fraudulently to a different address?
Call the Postmaster General's Office to have the matter corrected.What if someone is using my Driver's license?
Contact your local DMV investigator.
What if someone is using my Social Security card?
Contact the Social Security Administration at (800)772-1213. To order you earnings and benefit Statement; (800)772-1213.
|For more information, please browse to the following locations:|
|State and Federal Victim's Information|
|California Attorney General's Office|
|Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Resource Page|
|Consumer Reporting Services (Credit Reports)|
|Equifax Consumer Reporting Service|
|Experian Consumer Reporting Service|
|TransUnion Consumer Reporting Service|
|Identity Theft Information Pages|
|The Identity Theft Resource Center|
|The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse|
|Identity Theft Prevention and Survival|
|The California Public Interest Research Group Consumer Protection Program|
10540 Magnolia Ave. #B
Riverside, CA 92505