Identity Theft and Fraud Reporting Procedures
The Metropolitan Police Department is committed to providing the best customer service possible. The Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit has established a list of guidelines for reporting identity theft and fraud crimes, which are investigated by the unit. Being prepared for this meeting helps reducing the stress and confusion that may arise after the theft. It will also help provide a clear direction for members of the department who are trying to assist you with your case.
Filing an Identity Theft Report with the MPD
A report can be made with the MPD in one of three ways.
Report the Theft from Your Home
You may file a report by calling the police non-emergency number (3-1-1) and having a patrol unit respond to your home. An officer will take the report and it will be forwarded to the Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit.
Visit Your District Station
Visit the nearest MPD district station and have an officer take the report. The report will then be forwarded to the Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit for further investigation.
Make an Appointment
You may contact the Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit and schedule an appointment to meet with a detective assigned to the unit. (Walk up cases will not be accepted.) The appointment can be made by calling the Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit on (202) 727-4159 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to meet with a detective and discuss your case.
Remember to bring all pertinent documentation related to the report you wish to file and have it with you when you arrive for the meeting.
To help expedite the process, you may provide this information to the Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit before your meeting by emailing the following information to email@example.com.
- Date of Birth
- Home Address
- Contact telephone number
- Contact email address
- A detailed description of the incident being reported
- Date and time of your appointment (if you send this information after the meeting has been scheduled)
If you have access to a scanner, you may scan documents and include them as attachments in your email.
If you have any other questions the Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit can be contacted at (202) 727-4159.
Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit
300 Indiana Avenue, NW Room 3019
Washington, DC 20001