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Fraud & Identity Theft

ID theft

Aurora Police Department Economic Crime Unit

The APD Economic Crime Unit (ECU) investigates Frauds, Forgeries, Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud and Scams, including those performed on the internet, or via computers. Please note that the Economic Crime Unit does not investigate unemployment benefits fraud, as that is investigated directly by the state of Colorado. Click HERE if you'd like to learn more.

How to make an Identity Theft Report

  1. Call the non-emergency number, 303.627.3100, and an officer could be dispatched to your home or place of work (within the Aurora city limits).

  2. OR come into Police Headquarters at 15001 E. Alameda Parkway to make a report.

  3. OR file a report online.

Please bring any documents, such as credit reports, credit card statements, letters or contracts, that may assist us in helping you. Also, please bring a government-issued ID (such as a drivers license or ID card, passport).

If this was an internet purchase or auction, please contact Internet Crime Complaint Center website and make a report through them for faster action and to make sure it is investigated by the proper agency.

Protection Tips

  • Be careful what you carry in your wallet/purse. What information would someone have if you lost it?

  • Only carry your Social Security Card when necessary. Check your credit history yearly; federal law allows you to request a free copy from each Reporting Agency. Go to to order.

  • Consider using a P.O. Box for bills, and only place outgoing mail in boxes at the Post Office.

  • Verify every charge on your credit card statements.

Credit Reporting Agencies

P.O. Box 740256
Atlanta, GA 30374

To Report a Fraud:
Consumer Fraud Division

P.O. Box 9530
Allen, TX 75013

To Report a Fraud:
National Consumer Assistance

P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834

To Report a Fraud:
Fraud Victim Assistance Dept.

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