Identity Theft

The Boxborough Police Department would like to encourage residents to take the time to learn about the dangers and vulnerabilities regarding the crime of identity theft. Identity theft can happen to anyone. By making yourself and others aware of savvy thieves or things you can do for free, you’ll be better protected.

This section will provide victims with a list of resources and instructions when dealing with an identity theft situation. It also will answer some frequently asked questions and some current fraud trends.

Definition of Identity Theft & Identity Fraud

Identity theft is a crime. Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crimes in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.