TCSO - Identity Theft
Identity Theft Reporting Information
Online Resources at IRIS
Online ID Theft Reporting
Information provided by the
Report - www.idtheft.utah.gov, the Identity Theft Reporting Information System (IRIS), which is the official law enforcement web site from which claims are reported to local, state or federal law enforcement agencies.
Repair - The site provides information to assist individuals who are victims or suspect they may be victims of identity theft. It is intended as a general guide of steps you will need to take to resolve the problems created by ID theft.
Research - Learn about Utah's identity theft legislation and how to protect yourself from identity theft legislation and how to protect yourself from identity theft scams, and other schemes to obtain your identity.
How IRIS Works
Visit www.idtheft.utah.gov, Login to IRIS to report identity theft.
Step-by-step instructions walk you through the ID theft resolution and reporting process. They also guide you through setting up a 90-day or 7-year Fraud Alert to help protect you from additional identity theft crimes.
A Utah Attorney General's incident number is issued to your report. Each incident number is used to track updates and information regarding the status of the report. The incident number is also applied to a printable affidavit and ID theft report.
Based on crime location of occurrence, IRIS identifies the police department with jurisdiction over investigating each crime. The identity theft report is automatically delivered to that department.
A responding investigating officer verifies your report, issues a case number and provides agency's contact information.
Case numbers issued by law enforcement go directly to your secure IRIS account. Victims are provided a printable ID theft Report and Affidavit that may be used to help clear your name and credit history.
Steps to Clear ID Theft
- Organize your case
Organize your case by keeping detailed records.
- Contact all financial institutions and creditors
Contact your financial institution or creditor and notify them of the theft. Close all affected accounts.
- Initiate a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze
Contact one or all of the credit reporting agencies and place a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze on you credit account to protect your credit information.
- Contact the Police or file a report on IRIS
Report your identity theft incident to law enforcement and make sure you are provided a Case Number. Financial institutions and creditors often require a Case Number to begin clearing your name.
- Review your Credit Report
Review your credit report from each credit reporting agency. Identify any new accounts or requests for credit that you did not initiate. Contact the Credit Reporting agency concerning any discrepancies.
Protect Your Identity
Register to stop Telemarketers from calling:
National Do Not Call Registry
Opt-in or Opt-Out of firm offers of credit or insurance:
Contact DMA Choice to reduce unwanted junk mail:
Lock up you credit by adding a Consumer Credit Freeze to your credit file.
Credit Reporting Agencies:
Free Credit Report: www.annualcreditreport.com
Social Security Administration:
File a mail fraud report:
Shred all documents containing personal information before discarding.