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Seeking Victims of Identity Theft in Fraudulent PayPal Transactions Investigation

Seeking Victims of Identity Theft in Fraudulent PayPal Transactions Investigation

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies in Reno, Nevada have conducted an investigation in which it is alleged that identities were stolen and used to open PayPal accounts between 2012 and 2017.

To assist in the investigation and to be provided with information on resources available to victims, please answer the questions below to the best of your ability. It may be that you have already provided this information to an FBI agent, but please provide it again on this questionnaire. Based on your responses, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information. You are encouraged share this link with any other potential victim you may be aware of.

If you have any questions regarding this questionnaire or resources for victims, please e-mail RenoIDTheft@fbi.gov.

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1. Have you ever received a notice from a debt collection agency or checked your own credit history and determined that your identity had been used to open a MasterCard credit card with Synchrony Bank?

1a. If yes, did you file a police report regarding your identity being stolen?

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2. Is there a dollar loss associated with your identity being stolen?

3. Do you have a PayPal account? (If yes, please answer questions 4-6)

6. Have you used your PayPal account to send money to another individual?

7. Have you ever used a Green Dot Bank account?

8. Have you ever lived in Nevada?

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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 www.justice.gov/opcl/doj-systems-records#doj