Identity Theft is the act of impersonating another or the co-option of another person's personal information without that person's knowledge and the fraudulent use of such knowledge.
Identity theft has been the fastest growing area of crime for the past seven years.
Offenders may use your personal information to commit identity fraud, such as:
Social Security number
Credit card number
Bank account information
How Information is Used
Identity theft may involve someone else using your personal information to:
Create fraudulent accounts
Change information on your personal accounts
Charge items to your existing accounts
Misrepresent themselves as being you
Getting a job
Please be aware that the Alvin Police Department usually only investigates crimes that occur in Alvin. If someone has committed a crime against you in other cities and counties, you will need to make a separate report with the law enforcement agency of that community.
Click these links for Federal Trade Commission ID Theft documents in English and Spanish.