Report Identity Theft

Are you a victim of identity theft?

Report identity theft to the Orlando Police Department so you have a record for future needs. Also these reports help the police department to understand criminal trends and possibly catch the people committing these crimes.

Examples of identity theft include:

  • Fraudulent debit and credit card purchases.
  • Internet scams.
  • Someone else claiming your tax refund, unemployment and other benefits.
  • Someone else using your business name and account information to create counterfeit checks.
  • Stolen Social Security number.

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Check your eligibility

You can only report identity theft with the Orlando Police Department if you are a resident of the city or the fraud happened within city limits.

To find out if you live within city limits, click here.

To report identity theft in Orange County, please use their reporting system.

Gather your information

To report identity theft, you'll need:

  • Basic information about yourself.
  • Any information about what happened (including any stolen credit card numbers).

Determine monetary losses

  • Are there unusual charges to a bank, debit or credit card account?
  • Has someone else claimed your tax refund, unemployment or other benefits?

Report the identity theft

Report Identity Theft 

We will issue your report a case number

Your report will be assigned a temporary case number. Your report will be reviewed by a detective. If any additional information is required, a detective may contact you.

Place a fraud alert

You may want to place a fraud alert by contacting at least one credit reporting agency and reporting that you are a victim of identity theft.

  • Equifax: 1.800.525.6285
  • Experian: 1.888.397.3742
  • TransUnion: 1.800.680.7289

The fraud alert process is fast and easy. Provide your information and the fraud alert is immediately activated.  

  • A fraud alert will stay on your credit report for 90 days.
  • After the 90-day alert expires, you can request a free seven-year fraud alert with the credit bureaus for further fraud protection.