Reporting Forgery, Fraud & Identity Theft
Forgery and Fraud are investigated by the Financial Crimes Unit of the Bureau of Investigations. The Financial Crimes Unit is located on the third floor of the Police Administration Building located at 201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 408-277-4521.
The Financial Crimes Unit of the San Jose Police Department investigates financial crimes occurring in the City of San Jose, including forgery, credit card fraud, unauthorized use of credit, check, debit cards or account numbers, identity theft, embezzlement, theft by deception including scams, con games, misrepresentation, and elder fraud.
To report any of these types of crimes in San Jose call 311 or (408) 277-8900
- Persons calling from within San Jose and using a landline may call 311. Persons calling from outside the city or those using a cellular phone may call (408) 277-8900.
311 dispatchers are available 24-7 however phone reports should be made between noon and 4 pm.
Call our Financial Crimes Unit at 408-277-4521 or e-mail us via our contact form if you have further questions.
Merchants who accept a check that is subsequently returned by the bank marked "NSF" (non-sufficient funds), or "Account Closed" may call the Santa Clara County District Attorney - Bad Check Restiutiton Program Victim Hotline: 877-520-6137 or visit their website: www.checkprogram.com/santaclaracounty/
If the Bad Check Restiutiton Program is unsuccessful and if they believe a criminal case can be made, you may file a Police Report Online or you may call 311 and make a report, or you can visit the Police Administration Building to make your report. [Click here for non-emergency reporting availability/hours]
To report loss or theft to the San Jose Police Department: You may file a Police Report Online. You may also call 311 and make a report, or you can visit the Police Administration Building to make your report. Persons calling from within San Jose may call 311. Persons calling from outside the city may call 408-277-8900. 311 dispatchers are available 24-7 however phone reports should be made between noon and 4 pm.