Riverside Police Department

Investigations Division


Economic Crimes / ID Theft FAQs

Please click on a question for an answer:

  • Who is handling my case and what is the status?

    If you are an Identity Theft victim and the crime originated outside the city of Riverside, the matter will be appropriately routed to the police agency where the crime occurred. For all other economic crimes that occurred within the Riverside City limits you may call (951) 353-7100 to determine the detective assigned to the case and the current status.

  • What should I do if I am a victim of check fraud?

    If you become a victim of check fraud, it is important to contact your bank immediately. The bank officer will request that an affidavit of forgery form be completed and filed. Also, be sure to notify the three major credit bureaus as soon as possible: Experian, Trans Union, and Equifax Consumer Reporting Services (see links located below). In addition, you will need to initiate a police report at your local police station and personally retain copies on file for additional fraudulent check recipients.

  • What do I do if my mail has been stolen?

    If you discover you have been a victim of mail theft, initiate a theft report with the police department and contact the U. S. Postal Service immediately. Additionally, you should contact the credit bureaus (see below) as soon as possible and obtain a copy of your credit report. Investigate the matter thoroughly to determine if credit has been fraudulently established in your name and place a "stop payment" with the bank on any stolen checks. It is also important to monitor your accounts daily, as criminals often wait a short period of time before attempting to access your accounts.

Web Resources

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
Stolen Identity.Com
Quick Links
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10540 Magnolia Ave. #B
Riverside, CA 92505
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