Financial Crimes

Types of crimes this unit investigates:
(if the offense occurred in Frisco)

  • Forgery
  • Debit/Credit Card Abuse
  • Identity theft
  • Mail Fraud (Referred to US Postal Inspector)
  • Counterfeit US Currency (Referred to US Secret Service)
id-theft

If you have been a victim of identity theft or credit fraud:

  • Place a Fraud Alert on your credit reports by contacting one of the credit reporting agencies and request your free credit report (See www.annualcreditreport.com)
  • Call all companies where an unauthorized account has been fraudulently opened.  Close or flag as necessary.  Follow up in writing enclosing an Affidavit.
  • File an online complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov). 
  • File a report with the police.  Ask them to attach Frisco Police Department Fraud Affidavit or the FTC Affidavit to the report.  To fix mistakes on your credit report, send a copy to each Credit Reporting Agency and the companies that provided the inaccurate information.

Other Steps:


  1. Contact Credit Card Provider or Bank and advise them of the problem
  2. Contact the Credit Bureau’s or Collection Agency and report the fraud or unauthorized charges
  3. Contact Frisco Police Department 972-292-6000
  4. Complete Frisco Police Department Fraud Affidavit and have it notarized

Forms:

 

How to Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft

  • Shred all bills, financial statements, and credit applications
  • Do not provide personal information simply because someone asks for it or give out your Social Security number freely
  • Promptly remove mail from your mailbox.  If going on vacation notify the U.S. Postal Service at 1-800-275-8777
  • Never give out personal information over the telephone
  • Review financial statements every month
  • Review credit report yearly