What should I do if the police will not take my complaint?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Consumer education expert Linda Sherry discusses what to do if the police will not take your complaint, including contacting your state’s attorney general’s office or the state police.

    Host: What should I do if the police will not take my complaint?

    Linda Sherry: It used to be a big problem with ID theft victims, who want it to get a police they go to the local police and the police would say, you know, we don't know what you are talking about. This isn't so much the case anymore, but I suppose it could happen in some places. You go to your police, you say to your policeman, you need this report and when you get the report, get a copy of it and take it away. If the police give you trouble about this, call up your State Attorney General's office because many states have laws that say that the local police have to create these reports. If that's not the case in your state and the local police still can't help you call up the Sheriff or the other County Law Enforcement Agency or the State Police and see if they can help you.