From: Sergeant Dan Skoumbros
Public Information Officer
Darien Police Department
The Darien Police Department
has recently taken numerous reports regarding credit cards opened fraudulently
throughout Darien in the names of town residents. It is believed that there are
many more victims that have not yet reported the fraudulent cards being
opened. If you are a victim of identity theft,
we strongly encourage filing a police report.
We ask that you fill out our Identity Theft Complaint form located on
our website prior to coming to the police station.
Here are some tips for
safeguarding your personal information.
Social Security number, driver’s license and passport.
Do not share
sensitive information over the phone, text, or email unless you have verified
the identity of the person or authenticity of the organization.
Be cautious with
emails and links. Avoid clicking on links
or downloading attachments in suspicious or unsolicited emails.
Review your bank and credit card statements
regularly for unauthorized transactions.
credit reports. Obtain a free annual
credit report and review for inaccuracies.