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If someone uses your checking account to write checks without the account holder's permission then a forgery has been committed. The person writing the checks may have stolen your checkbook or they may have used your account number and bank routing number to create counterfeit checks with your information on the checks.
Notify your bank, if you have not already done so, and request that they close the account.
Complaints regarding checks written from insufficient funds or closed accounts must be filed with the Justice of the Peace's Office or the Check Division of the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. The Irving Police Department does not investigate these offenses.
You should also contact the Check Verification Companies to report this to them:
A credit card /debit card abuse is committed when someone uses your existing credit card/debit card account number to make unauthorized purchases.
Notify your bank or credit card company, if you have not already done so, and request they close the account. Call the three credit reporting bureaus to report the loss and ask them to put a fraud alert on your account so that no new credit will be issued without your consent. This is especially important if any form of identification was also stolen at the same time.
The Economic Crimes Unit only investigates cases that are related to the actual passing of the forged or counterfeit checks, or the fraudulent use of a credit card. If your checks are stolen in Irving (and not from the mail) you should call the Irving Police Department, (972) 273-1010, to make your report. If there are leads that can be followed up on, the report will be assigned to a Property Crimes Detective. The Economic Crimes Unit does not investigate the theft of checks or credit cards.
If your checks / credit cards were stolen from the mail you need to contact the United States Postal Inspection Service. They investigate any theft from the mail. Access its resource for more information.
Notify your bank or credit card company, if you have not already done so, and request that they close the account. Call the three credit reporting bureaus listed below to report the loss and ask them to put a fraud alert on your account so no new credit will be issued without contacting you.
This is especially important if any form of identification was also stolen at the same time.
Credit Reporting Bureaus
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal identifying information to:
If you are the victim of identity theft and you are a resident of Irving or the offense occurred in Irving, access an Identity Theft Reporting Packet. This form was designed to be filled in online, printed, notarized and submitted to Economic Crimes Unit.
If you have been contacted by the IRS about someone working under your social security number, you will need to complete the IRS Identity Theft Packet and follow their directions. The IRS is responsible for investigating these offenses. Access the agency's website form more information.
The Irving Police Department does not investigate these scams. The people who contacted you are very often not located in the United States. The information that you've been given is fictitious. If you received the check through the U.S. mail, you can report the incident to the United States Postal Inspection Service.
If the person sent you the check by FedEx, DHL, UPS or another manner and the scam was perpetrated over the internet, you should contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center.