Identity Theft Investigations
Identity Theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Anyone can become a victim. As a Rochester Police Department Investigator Dave Mace worked many Identity Theft cases that resulted in successful prosecution and convictions. Unfortunately, law enforcement is focused on preventing and solving violent crime making Identity Theft and other financial crimes a low priority.
Mace Investigations, LLC will assist the Client with identifying fraudulent accounts or debts, gathering evidence, obtaining a credit check, placing a "fraud alert" on their credit report with the 3 leading credit bureaus and the Federal Trade Commission, and assist the Client with reviewing their financial statements. Whenever possible we will contact the possible suspect and attempt to gain an admission or arrange restitution without compromising the law enforcement investigation. We will assist the client with organizing the evidence and presenting it to the police for their investigation.
Top 5 Consumer Tips for Preventing ID Theft:
- Inspect Your Credit Report (Free Annually at www.AnnualCreditReport.com or 1-877-322- 8228.
- Review your financial statements - online or monthly mailings.
- Don't give out personal information on the phone, mail or Internet, unless you know who you are dealing with.
- Never click on links in unsolicited emails.
Be alert to signs:
Bills that do not arrive as expected.
Receiving unexpected credit cards, statements, or merchandise.
Denials of credit for no apparent reason.
Calls or letters about purchases you did not make.