Fraud & Identity Theft

The Broomfield Police Department does not take fraud reports over the telephone. Information and forms required to report fraud crimes are contained on this page. If you feel you have been the victim of a fraud, to include credit card fraud, counterfeit checks, or fraudulent schemes, please complete the Fraud Complaint Form. Once you have completed the form, please call the fraud hotline at 303.438.6497 to submit the form and schedule an appointment.

If you are unable to print forms from this page, the forms may also be mailed to you. Please contact the Investigations Division at 303.438.6497 and leave your name and address or fax number. The Fraud Complaint Form will be sent to you.

All completed forms can be returned in person or by mail to:

Broomfield Police Department
 Investigations Division
7 DesCombes Drive
Broomfield, Colorado 80020

If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed by one of the options listed below, please call 303.438.6497 and leave your name and telephone number. An Investigations Division representative will return your call to answer your questions.

24-Hour Toll-Free Hotline 855.443.3489

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has launched Colorado's first and only 24-hour toll-free hotline for victims of identity theft and fraud. The hotline connects to crime victim specialists, and they convey case information to CBI's identity theft victim advocate, Fraud Unit supervisor, or other investigators in the Fraud Unit. While identity theft and fraud victims should file crime reports with local law enforcement agencies, CBI's unit provides investigative and victim assistance to anyone seeking guidance in improving personal financial security, dealing with compromised information, and general questions regarding ID theft.

Identity Theft

Identity theft is a crime that affects victims every day. If you are a victim of identity theft, in which your personal identification has been used fraudulently, you may report the crime to the police department in the jurisdiction where you live. If you are a resident of the City and County of Broomfield, your report must be submitted in writing. To do so, please complete the Fraud Complaint Form. Once you have completed and submitted the form, please call 303-438-6497 to schedule an appointment with a detective concerning your case. For additional information on what identity theft is, how to prevent it, or how to handle identity theft that's already occurred, please click here.

Bad Check Program

If you have received a bad check under $5,000, one that has been returned due to insufficient funds or written on a closed account, you may be able to use the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Bad Check Restitution Program. This program attempts to collect on the check at no cost to you. For information on the program, please click here or call 800-574-6719. If the check is over $5,000, you will need to complete the Fraud Complaint Form. Once you have completed and submitted the form, someone from the Police Department will contact you to notify you of the status of your case.

Employee Thefts

If you have been the victim of an internal employee theft totaling over $15,000, please call 303.438.6497 and leave your name and telephone number. You will be contacted to set an appointment with a detective to discuss filing a complaint. If your loss amount is less than $15,000, contact the Broomfield Police Department dispatch center at 303.438.6400 to have a patrol officer take your complaint.

Credit Freeze

In 2006, a law went into effect that allows Colorado residents to place a credit freeze with the three credit reporting agencies, which is a great step in protecting consumers from having an identity thief open fraudulent credit in the consumer's name.

Your Social Security number is the key to all of your credit, and the manner in which the three credit reporting agencies track you. If a thief steals your social security number and can successfully make a fake Colorado driver's license, they may be able to open credit in your name. You may be unaware of these fraudulent lines of credit until you get your Free Credit Report or bill collectors begin calling. In the meantime, your credit is damaged, and the process of cleaning it up can be tedious and costly.

A credit freeze may prevent a thief from opening fraudulent credit without your knowledge. For information on placing a credit freeze, please click here.

To complete a police report online, please click here.