April 01, 2014 11:50
The Portland Police Bureau is aware of incidents where people have filed their tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) only to find out that someone has used their identity to file a false return.
If you are a victim of this type of crime, you can file a report with the Portland Police Bureau by calling the non-emergency number, (503) 823-3333. Although the Police Bureau cannot investigate these crimes since they are a federal crime, investigators can document the information which can assist federal investigators if a suspect is identified.
Additionally, here are a few links the IRS recommends that provide additional information and steps community members can take to help protect their identity:
Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Taxpayer-Guide-to-Identity-Theft
Identity Theft Prevention and Victim Assistance: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4535.pdf
Identity Theft Affidavit (Form 14039): http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f14039.pdf
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204