Reporting Identity Theft to U.S. Postal Inspectors
Identity theft victims are often required to obtain a police report in order to help prove they really are victims of identity theft. A problem is that some police departments will not take such reports and the great majority never take any action to solve the crime. A better alternative is to register a complaint with the U.S. Post Inspectors.
The U.S. Postal Inspectors have agents throughout the country and are far more interested in helping victims and investigating the thefts than local police departments. Their website is set up to allow victims to report online. Once the form is filled out and sent, a confirmation screen appears that be printed. A reference number is provided that can be noted in Identity Theft Affidavits. They also accept telephone calls; the telephone number for the nearest office is easily obtainable on their website.