What to Do If You're a Victim
The Burleson Police Department wants you to know how to avoid identity theft. But, if you are 1 of the unlucky who has an identity stolen, there’s a step-by-step guide on how to handle the aftermath.
The Burleson Police Department is teaming with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to get the word out to citizens by adding links to our website.
Federal Trade Commission
The FTC website is a one-stop national resource to learn about identity theft. The site is for the person who has been victimized, businesses who want to learn how to help customers, and law enforcement that may need additional resources.
Department of Public Safety
The DPS website is a step-by-step guide on what to do if you have become a victim of identity theft.
Call the police
Contact the FTC
Contact the nearest driver’s license office
Contact the Social Security Administration
Contact the United States Passport Agency
Notify creditors and merchants
Report stolen checks or fraudulent bank accounts to the check verification companies
Report the theft to 1 of the 3 major credit reporting agencies
For more information about identity theft, call the Burleson Police Department at (817) 426-9910.