Criminal Investigations Division
The Financial Crimes Unit is tasked
with investigating those crimes that include forgery, fraud,
identity theft, etc.
Georgia law provides a victim of
identity theft with the option to file a police report with
the jurisdiction in which the crime occurred or the jurisdiction
in which they live. However, the prosecuting attorney’s
council has reached an agreement that simply states the jurisdiction
where the secondary offense (i.e. forgery, financial transaction
card fraud) occurred will be the prosecuting jurisdiction
for both offenses.
If you file a report of identity
theft with this agency and it is determined through the investigation
that a secondary offense occurred in another jurisdiction
your case will be forwarded to that jurisdiction for prosecution.
If you are or suspect you are a victim
of identity theft you should immediately close all bank accounts
and credit card accounts. You should then contact one of the
three major credit bureaus and place a fraud alert on your
credit account. Some helpful resources are listed below.
Major Credit Bureaus
||Experian (formerly TRW)
|To Order Report:
||To Order Report:
||To Order Report:
(press option 4)
Stolen checks or bank accounts set
up fraudulently in your name, call these check guarantee companies.
They can flag your file so that counterfeit checks will be
- CheckRite: (800) 766-2748
- Chexsystems: (800) 428-9623
- CrossCheck: (707) 586-0551
- Equifax: (800) 437-5120
- International Check Servics: (800) 526-5380
- SCAN: (800) 262-2771
- TeleCheck: (800) 710-9898
Check Fraud Center: 1-843-571-2143
Consumer Advocacy Groups
- Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: 1717 Kettner
Ave., Ste. 105, San Diego, CA 2101. Phone: (619) 298-3396;
Email & website.
- U.S. Public Interest Research Group: 218 D St. S.E., Washington,
DC 20001. Phone: (202) 546-9707; Email
Last updated: Wednesday April 24 2013