Fraud Prevention

One of the more serious crimes is identity crimes. This type of crime is perpetrated through the theft of credit card numbers, social security numbers, checks, ATM cards or driver's license numbers. A fraudulent change of address is a common way of obtaining the information.

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Fraud Unit

The County of El Dorado District Attorney's Office investigates and prosecutes those who commit insurance fraud and violate California consumer protection laws. The fraud hotline and our web page service provide county residents with an opportunity to report cases of fraud including:

Additionally, the County of El Dorado District Attorney's Office acts as a hub of information to refer residents to appropriate regulatory agencies for various complaints. Often complaints tend to be civil in nature but the complainant still wishes to make a formal complaint. This is your opportunity. To report a violation of these laws call (866) 629-0171 or complete the following form:

Please submit completed form to:
County of El Dorado District Attorney
515 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Attn: Fraud Unit

The internet is a good source for additional information concerning your fraud issue. Here are some additional links:

Real Estate Fraud

Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud is a felony.
Those who commit fraud are criminals.
Easy money? Hard time. Insurance fraud is a felony.
5 years in state prison. $50,000 fine.

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Worker's Compensation Fraud