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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.


Identity Theft - Adult
Identity Theft - Child
Identity Theft Recovery Plan