Darien police: Be vigilant amid rise in identity theft cases

Darien police are warning residents to be vigilant after several people in town say fraudulent credit cards were opened in their name.

Robyn Karashik

Oct 24, 2023, 4:51 PM

Updated 270 days ago

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Darien police are warning residents to be vigilant after several people in town say fraudulent credit cards were opened in their name.
Police say there could be more victims, but they don’t know if their information has been taken or used yet.
The town is urging anyone who is a victim to file a report through Darien police department’s online identity theft complaint form.
They also shared tips on how to safeguard personal information:
  • Do not share sensitive information over the phone, text or email unless you have verified the identity of the person or authenticity of the organization.
  • Be cautious with emails and links. Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments in suspicious or unsolicited emails.
  • Review your bank and credit card statements regularly for unauthorized transactions.
  • Monitor your credit reports. Obtain a free annual credit report and review for inaccuracies.


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