Theft & Fraud Prevention

Recognize Fraud and Control Damage

Identity Theft

If you are a victim of identity theft, you should make a report to the Hanover Police Department if you are a Hanover resident, or the crime occurred in Hanover. You are able to quickly and easily report these types of crimes by contacting us at (603) 643-2222 or stopping into the Hanover Police Department at 46 Lyme Road, Hanover NH, 03755 which is staffed 24 hours. In addition, below are some more resources you should use to report the crime to the appropriate agencies:

Equifax - Fraud Line: 1-800-525-6285
(check your credit and put a 90 day Fraud Alert on your name and Social Security Number)

Experian - Fraud Line 1-888-397-3742
(check your credit and put a 90 day Fraud Alert on your name and Social Security Number)

Trans Union - Fraud Line 1-800-680-7289
(check your credit and put a 90 day Fraud Alert on your name and Social Security Number)

In addition to reporting the incident, the Hanover Police Department recommends that you contact the appropriate financial institutions to dispute the fraudulent charges and provide a copy of your Police Report. Closing the account may be necessary.

Follow-up with a second credit check (1 free check per year at www.annualcreditreport.com) and monitor accounts.

Federal Trade Commission ID Theft Hotline: 1-877-438-4338 or www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft2012/ for further information and statistical purposes.

Social Security Fraud Hotline: 1-800-269-0271 (if your Social Security Number is involved in employment-related fraud)

New Hampshire license or ID theft (Department of Motor Vehicles): http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driver-licensing/index.htm

Postal Inspection Service Guide to preventing mail fraud http://about.usps.com/publications/pub300a/
pub300a_tech_001.html

Additional Resources:

http://doj.nh.gov/consumer/identity-theft/

Internet and Phone Scams

Victims of an Internet crime or scam in which the suspect appears to be outside of Hanover can also report the incident the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.IC3.gov).  This includes suspects you may believe to be outside of the U.S.

Victims of any online or phone scam that appears to originate in Canada can also report the incident to the Canadian Royal Mounted Police Phone Busters Task Force (www.phonebusters.com).