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Thank you for visiting the Eastern District of Missouri ID Theft Task Force website. This website will provide general information about the task force, list our press releases/events, and offers ID theft and fraud information and prevention techniques.


The Eastern District of Missouri ID Theft Task Force was formed to develop a cooperative effort with various federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to address the growing problem of financial fraud and identity theft crimes. The task force has been charged with the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses involving advance fee and split-deposit schemes, counterfeit checks, internet fraud, stolen government checks, identity thefts and identity take-overs within the State of Missouri placing an emphasis on organized activity. The task force is committed to aggressively investigating and prosecuting offenders of these financial crimes in state and federal courts.

This website is designed to assist and educate you in dealing with the complexity of financial frauds and identity theft crimes. You will find information dealing with the prevention of financial crime and the necessary steps to take if you become a victim. You will also find a comprehensive section dealing with the most common scams and a listing of agencies and organizations who can provide you with additional information.

If you feel that you are the victim of a financial crime, or would like to report fraudulent activity on the part of others, please visit the U.S. Postal Inspection Service website to file a complaint.


The mission of the Eastern District of Missouri ID Theft Task Force is to protect the citizens of the State of Missouri from identity theft related frauds and schemes, through a cooperative effort by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and prosecutors. For more information concerning the task force, please contact Postal Inspector Thomas G. Kerns at TGKerns@uspis.gov or Postal Inspector Curtis Brassel at CABrassel@usis.gov.

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