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Identity Theft

Identity theft is on the rise in Streamwood. It is probably our number one growing crime in this area. Help protect yourself by taking the following precautions.

Preventive Measures

  • Promptly remove mail from your mailbox after delivery
  • Deposit outgoing mail only in post office collection boxes, not residential mailboxes
  • Limit personal information to credit providers, solicitors, mail orders, Internet purchases, etc.
  • Shred all financial documents before discarding them
  • Limit the number of credit cards you own
  • Run a credit report annually on yourself
  • Don't leave passwords in your wallet, purse, etc.

For additional information on how to protect your good name and credit, download our brochure on This document is available to view in PDF format. Preventing Identity Theft.