Identity Theft - A Way to Help the Police
In an effort to help resolve criminal cases involving identity theft, retail theft, credit card fraud, and various other crimes, the Ellisville Police Department recently began using the internet website ID This Person. ID This Person was created to assist law enforcement in identifying suspects or persons of interest related to criminal activity. Those helping identify subjects on the site can receive a $25 reward. Every day images of unidentified suspects or persons of interest are added to the ID This Person website by law enforcement. The public can view these images and provide identifying information about the subjects in an anonymous format.
Every year there are billions of dollars in losses directly related to identity theft. There are also over 1 billion dollars in annual losses by businesses due to retail theft. Citizens ultimately pay for these losses since costs are typically passed on to consumers. The Ellisville Police Department encourages citizens to visit the ID This Person website to help minimize these staggering losses and combat the criminal element in our community.
If you have any questions, please contact the Ellisville Police Department at 636-227-7777.
Identity Theft Bulletin
As tax season is upon us, the Ellisville Police Department would like to provide information and tips regarding the prevention of identity theft. In 2014, there was a substantial rise in the number of reported frauds and cases of identity theft. This was especially the case with citizens who discovered that their social security numbers were stolen while attempting to file for their federal and state tax return. In some situations even the social security number of children were stolen and used to file a tax return. By taking necessary precautions, consumers can minimize their chances of being the victim of identity theft. For more information on how you can protect yourself, view our Identity Theft Flyer (PDF).