ATTORNEY GENERAL's PASSPORT PROGRAM
Identity theft has become the top reported form of theft in
the United States.
As part of the Ohio Attorney General's duty to assist victims
of crime, Mike DeWine has brought together a coalition of
agencies with the special mission of helping identity theft
victims through a unique program called The Identity
Theft Verification Program.
Under the PASSPORT program, victims reporting identity theft
to local authorities will be given step-by-step information
about how to alert creditors to fraudulent activity in their
names, and simple, fill-in-the-blank affidavits to send to credit
bureaus and creditors.
The cornerstone of PASSPORT, however, is that victims will
be given a card they can show to creditors and law enforsement
personnel establishing conclusive proof that they have been
the victim of a crime.
For additional information about this program, visit Mike DeWine's
website at www.ag.state.oh.us
or call them at 1-888-MY-ID-4-ME (1-888-694-3463).