If you have experienced Internet fraud, you may contact the following:
If you receive phone calls regarding scams such as lottery or sweepstake scams, please contact:
- Minnesota Attorney General Fraud Hotline at 866-347-0911
- Email Minnesota Attorney General
If you have had any identifying items stolen, it is important to act quickly to minimize the chance for identity theft or fraud occurring.
Some steps you should take include:
- If your keys were taken, change or re-key whichever locks need to be changed for your protection.
- If your checks or credit cards were taken, notify your bank if you have not already done so and then call the three credit bureaus to report the loss and ask them to put a fraud alert on your account so no new credit will be issued without contacting you:
- If your Social Security card was taken, call the Social Security Administration fraud hotline at 800-269-0271 to notify them of the loss and get information on how to get a duplicate card.
- If your driver's license was taken, apply for a new driver's license as soon as possible and ask them if anyone has applied for a license since yours was stolen. They can refer you to an investigator.
If new checks or cards have been mailed to a different address, or to report any other kind of mail being falsely forwarded, please contact:
- USPS Inspection Service at 800-372-8347
- Local Postal Inspector at 651-293-2100, or fax them at 651-293-3384