Franklin County Sheriff

Identity Theft

Sheriff Scott would like to take this opportunity to invite the Citizens of Franklin County to join in the "fight against identity fraud" by being armed with the "tools of identity theft."

On this page you will find useful information about Identity Fraud Laws, links to the three major Credit Bureaus, Federal Trade Commission, Attorney General's Identity Theft Verification Passport and a map to The Franklin County's Passport Issue site, as well as useful statistics just released ranking Ohio 4th out of the 49 largest Major Metropolitan Cities, dealing with Fraud related complaints, and 34th out of 49 dealing with Identity Theft related complaints.

This report also rates Ohio 24th and 26th out of all 50 states in Fraud and Identity Theft complaints by victims, Columbus , being the #1 City in Ohio , for Fraud complaints and # 2 Cities, for Identity Theft, with 10,120 reported complaints and losses totaling over $12,765,255.

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