Moore County Sheriff’s Office is now offering a convenient online avenue for residents to report fraudulent financial accounts that have been created using their identities.
“Data from the submitted reports will be used by law enforcement agencies throughout Moore County to document, track, and evaluate unauthorized bank activity and demographic information among victims,” said Sheriff Ronnie Fields on social media on Wednesday. “Reports will also be used to provide fraud victims with general guidance on closing fraudulent accounts and will contain a link to resources that can guide them through a process for recovering from fraud and protecting their identities and credit.”
Fields’ announcement comes on the heels of a town hall meeting held at Aberdeen Recreation Center on Feb. 25 where he and state politicians met with citizens who received unrequested account openings with checks and debit cards mailed to their home address from TD Bank.
The meeting allowed elected officials to learn the extent of these major fraudulent activities that are taking place in our community.
“Information you provide in your report will be maintained by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and will be provided to the law enforcement agency for the jurisdiction in which you live,” said Fields. “Please consider completing this form even if a police report has already been filed.”
Reports of fraudulent accounts can be made by clicking here.
“The Moore County Sheriff’s Office continues to work diligently to combat financial fraud and protect your identities,” said Fields.
For more information, please contact the sheriff’s office at 910-947-2931.