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Seeking Victim Information in Credit Card Fraud Investigation

Seeking Victim Information in Credit Card Fraud Investigation

If you have been directed to this questionnaire via an FBI victim notification letter, it is because you have been identified as having been the victim or potential victim of identity fraud and/or credit card fraud.

The FBI’s Cleveland Field Office has identified a credit card fraud ring that has been using stolen identities and credit card information to make purchases in stores and online in Ohio and surrounding states.

The FBI is requesting that you review your credit card transactions from January 1, 2017 until present for any unauthorized charges made using your credit card information. If you have already identified unauthorized charges and notified authorities, the FBI is requesting that you still take the time to complete this questionnaire, as any information you are able to provide may be helpful to the ongoing investigation.

You may have already given this information to an FBI agent or police agency, but please provide it again on this questionnaire. The FBI will provide you with information on resources available to victims. Based on your responses, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information.

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1. Did you have any unauthorized charges on your credit card from January 1, 2017 to present?

2. Which credit card was compromised? Select all that apply.
3. Did you contact your credit card company?

4. Did you contact law enforcement or file a police report about the unauthorized charges?

5. Did you receive any compensation for the money lost as a result of the unauthorized charges?

6. Did you suffer any other damages as a result of your credit card being compromised?

Privacy Act Statement

The FBI is authorized to collect the information on this form by one or more of the following provisions: Title 28, United States Code, sections 533 and 534; Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, section 0.85; and the Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance. The information requested will assist the FBI in providing you with assistance to which crime victims are entitled under federal law. You do not have to provide the requested information; however, failure to do so may hinder the FBI in providing you with crime victim assistance. The information collected on this form is protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5, United States Code section 552a, and is maintained in the FBI’s Central Records System, DOJ/FBI-002, a description of which was published in the Federal Register at 63 Fed. Reg. 8671 (Feb. 20, 1998) and which may be viewed at