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.
View a list of tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
Many people do not realize how easily criminals can obtain our personal data without having to break into our homes. Learn more about common ways to commit identity theft or fraud and about identity theft trends.
The Boxborough Police Department will assist victims associated with this crime, but unfortunately, the victims themselves are burdened with resolving their own credit problems. Victims of identity theft must act quickly and assertively to minimize the damage to their good name and credit history.