Recently became the victim of identity theft. They didn’t infiltrate any of my cards or banking but the perp(s) somehow managed to get two new iPhone 6s and two lines on my Sprint mobile account. Not sure how they pulled that off; made me wonder what kind of documents they had that they presented or what information, if any, the staff at this Sprint/Radioshack requested as proof of account ownership. Regardless, I got some emails about all kind of changes I did not make while I was at my step-son’s soccer practice. It was almost 8pm and at this point Sprint customer service was closed.
The following morning I called Sprint and requested they close, remove and reverse all these changes. Case was opened and forwarded onto their Fraud department. Now I had to pay a visit to my local police department to file a police report. Never had to do one of these before so drove out toward the Norwalk City Hall, one of the police officers in the area pointed me in the direction of the Sheriff department. When I walked in the place looked exactly like how I pictured a police department to look. Large lobby, the front desk was tall, back offices were all covered in the one way glass not being able to see inside. The hispanic lady at the front desk greeted me right away and was very nice. She advised one of the officers would be out to take my report shortly.
As I waited, I glanced around on their wall which had several community photos ranging from several time periods. These older black and white photos lured me right away. I looked at each of these thoroughly, made me curious as to what the history of these photos were. I suppose I’m a bit of a history fan, anything regarding the beginnings of a subject always fascinated me.
The officer came and started taking my report. He seemed a bit cold and I felt like I was being questioned and scolded like if I was the one who did something wrong. But, I understand why he was doing that; he has to ask questions and see if I was possibly trying to pull a fast one to scam Sprint of new phones. After talking to him for a bit he was more friendly and guiding, offering me advice on what steps to take next such as calling the credit bureaus so nobody can open new accounts under my name. Officer handed me a report slip with my police report number and told me I was done. The lady at the front desk thanked me for coming in and additionally mentioned a Halloween event they are having at the station on October 15th. Haunted Jail Open house with plenty of activities for kids and a camel. I will most definitely coming back for that.
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