The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office offers free Fraud Prevention Seminars. Contact their Fraud Prevention Task Force at 612-1412 or visit www.circuitattorney.org. For more information on the Fraud Prevention Taskforce, see their brochure for citizens.
If you believe you are a victim of tax-related identity theft, please fill out this form and follow the below instructions. Tax-related identity theft occurs when an identity thief uses someone else's stolen social security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund.
1. Print or type form. After completing form, please return it by mail to the below address or by email to: TelephoneReporting@SLMPD.org.
Metropolitan Police Department - City of St. Louis TRU, 5th Floor, 1915 Olive, St. Louis, MO 63103
2. Contact the Federal Trade Commission at FTC or by calling the FTC Identity Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338 or TTY 1-866-653-4261. For more information on the steps needed to file a complaint with the FTC, visit: Tax Payer Guide
Tips For Preventing Fraud and Identity Theft
Reporting Fraud or Identity Theft
If you suspect someone is using your social security number to work or apply for a job call the Social Security Administration Fraud Hotline: 1-800-269-0271
If someone is using your name or social security number to obtain a drivers license or state ID card contact the Missouri Department of Revenue: 314-877-0393
If someone has used your name and filed for bankruptcy, write to the U.S. Trustee in the Region where the bankruptcy was filed. For a listing of Regions visit: http://www.usdoj.gov/ust .
Resources for avoiding telemarketing, spam and junk mail
To remove your name from many national direct mail lists and telemarketers write to:
DMA Mail Preference Service
Fraud - Identity TheftThose committing fraud and identity theft today are more sophisticated than ever before. However, there are many things you can do to decrease your chances of becoming a victim.