Euclid Police




545 East 222nd Street, Euclid Ohio 44123

Ph: (216) 731-1234     Fax: (216) 289-8543

Identity Theft Information    

    Everyone should safeguard all their account numbers so they won't be a victim of identity theft.  Identity theft happens when someone pretends to be you by using your personal information when applying for loans, credit cards, or leases.  In some cases people may impersonate you when receiving traffic violations or other legal contact

   The thief takes advantage of your good history or credit record, leaving behind bad credit or misdeeds in your name.  Losses to consumer and institutions due to identity theft totaled $845 million in 1997, according to the U.S. Secret Service.


How the thief gets your personal information...


How to minimize the risk...


If you become a victim of identity theft...


For consumer-oriented information: Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, 1717 Kettner Avenue, Suite 105, San Diego California 92101.