Fraud Resources

Fraud Resources

Tax Fraud

If someone is fraudulently using your social security number for employment purposes and you are receiving notifications that you owe taxes or earned wages that you did not earn, fill out the following form: IRS Identity Theft Affidavit, and follow the listed instructions.

Mail Theft or Scam

The United States Postal Inspector has jurisdiction over the mail, and while a mail theft in progress should be a call to 911, reports of mail thefts or scams should be reported to the Postal Inspector at 877-876-2455.

Online Scams

Online scams include but are not limited to Craigslist scams, Offer Up scams, lottery scams, email scams, money orders/wire transfer scams, ransomware, and similar scams. These should be reported to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.

This does not preclude you from contacting the police department with questions or having an incident documented with a service number.

Check Forgery

Ask your financial institution where the check was passed (deposited/cashed, etc.) and make a police report with that city's agency. If the check was passed within the city of Melissa, please fill out the Forgery Packet (See Forged stolen check packet) and submit it to the Melissa Police Department. The financial institution is required to provide information on forged and fraudulent accounts under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). You should obtain the location(s) of where the check(s) were forged, check copies, a forgery affidavit from the financial institution, and any other pertinent information and provide it to the police department.

"Hot" Checks

The Melissa Police Department does not take reports of Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) checks. These cases should be filed directly with the check division with the Collin County District Attorney's Office. The check division also takes "theft by check" cases, however, if you are unsure of what to do, please contact the Melissa  Police Department at 972-838-2338. You can find the guidelines for filing hot check cases with Collin County online.

Fraudulent Credit / Debit Card Charges

The police report should be filed with the agency where the credit/debit card was physically used. If the fraud occurred online, it can be reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center. Ultimately the person or business who suffered the monetary loss will be the complainant, which is generally the financial institution upon reimbursement. If a police report is required so that you may be reimbursed, please complete the Credit/Debit Card Fraud (See CC DC Packet) packet and submit it to the Melissa Police Department, or email to The report number should be passed along to the financial institution for them to follow up.

Identity Theft

If you are the victim of identity theft and reside in Melissa, or the fraudulent account(s) or activity occurred in the city of Melissa, complete the following: Identity Theft Packet (See Identity Theft Melissa full report) and submit it to the Melissa Police Department, or email

Please Note: Identity theft cases can be difficult to investigate, as many suspects hide their information with the identifying information of other victims. We will investigate cases with an identified, viable suspect.

Contact Us

If there are any questions, or you are unsure about what to do, please contact the Melissa Police Department at 972-838-2338, or come to the Police Department and we will assist you.

Police Department



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3411 Barker Ave.
Melissa, TX 75454-


Helpful Resources

  1. Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
  2. Federal Trade Commission
  4. United States Postal Inspection Service

Credit Bureaus: For Reporting Fraud & Putting an Alert on Your Credit

  1. Equifax
  2. Experian
  3. TransUnion