Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for First Responders

April 14, 2008

Chapter 7. Electronic Crime and Digital Evidence Considerations by Crime Category

Section 8 — Identity Theft

Potential digital evidence in identity theft investigations includes:

  • Computers.
  • Mobile devices.
  • Records of online purchases.
  • Removable media.
  • External data storage devices.
  • PDAs, address books, contact lists.
  • Online banking software.
  • Information regarding Internet activity.
  • Financial asset records.
  • Electronic money transfers.
  • Laminator(s).
  • Calendars or journals.
  • Forged documents and false identification.
  • Victim information and credit card data.
  • Copies of signatures.
  • Printed e-mail, notes, and letters.
  • ID pictures.
  • Check cashing cards.
  • Scanner(s).
Date Created: April 9, 2008