Riverside Police Department

Investigations Division

Economic Crimes / ID Theft FAQs

What is the status of my case?

Due to the volume of cases, reporting parties do not routinely receive calls from the investigator assigned to the case. If no suspect has been named in the matter, there are no prints, or insufficient information to allow follow-up, the case will likely be suspended until additional information is developed. 

Who is handling my case?

If you are an Identity Theft victim and the matter originated outside the City of Riverside, the matter will be appropriately routed to the police agency where the crime occurred. Otherwise, by calling (951) 353-7100, you can find out who is assigned the case.

What should I do if I am a victim of check fraud?

Call your bank and contact the three major credit bureaus, initiate a police report and have several copies on file to mail to various people who were recipients of the fraudulent checks. You should also complete an affidavit of forgery with your bank.

What do I do if my mail has been stolen?

Initiate a theft report with the police department, contact the credit bureaus and obtain a copy of your credit report to determine if credit has been established in your name without your approval. If checks were sent in the mail, determine which check was sent and have a "stop payment" placed on the check. Monitor your account daily to be certain counterfeit checks were not made using the check information obtained from the mail theft.

Web Resources


For more information, please browse to the following locations:
State and Federal Victim's Information
California Attorney General's Office
Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Resource Page
Consumer Reporting Services (Credit Reports)
Equifax Consumer Reporting Service
Experian  Consumer Reporting Service
TransUnion Consumer Reporting Service
Identity Theft Information Pages
The Identity Theft Resource Center
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Identity Theft Prevention and Survival
The California Public Interest Research Group Consumer Protection Program
Stolen Identity.Com

Chief of Police Sergio G. Diaz

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