Identity Theft / Fraud

  1. Fraud Schemes
  2. IRS Related Identity Theft
  3. How Thieves Steal Your Identity
  4. How Identity Thieves Use Your Identity
  5. Minimize Your Risk of Becoming a Victim
  6. What to do if you become a victim
  7. Other Services and Links

Before buying gift cards or sending money, do any of these sound familiar?

  • Are you sending money to claim a lottery prize
  • Are you sending money to help someone get a large sum of money out of their country?
  • Are you sending money because a relative called from another state or country and told you that they need help?
  • Are you sending money because you were “guaranteed” a credit card or loan?
  • Are you sending money to someone you have not met personally?
  • Are you sending money to someone you’ve never met to pay for their trip to America?
  • Are you sending money to have your computer repaired?
  • Did your boss call and say they need you to buy gifts for other employees?

These are just some examples of scams being perpetrated using money transfers. If any of these sound like your situation, please call the Police Department for assistance and advice.


Learn more about common fraud schemes.

FBI Fraud Information

FTC Consumer Protection