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Information for Identity Theft Victims

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Identity theft is the most common type of fraud in the U.S. The BCA created a way for Minnesota law enforcement agencies to access and contribute data on victims of identity theft to the FBI's Identity Theft file. This makes it easier for law enforcement to distinguish between a person who is perpetrating identity theft and their victim. A victim may still be pulled over through a felony stop, but this information will allow law enforcement to determine that the subject is, in fact, the victim.

When reporting to law enforcement that your identity has been stolen, you will be asked to provide information that will help law enforcement identify you as the victim, both when you file the report and in future encounters with law enforcement.

Reporting the crime to police is just one step. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs provides much more information on what to do if you become the victim of identity theft.