Chase Bank says it’s aware of the situation. Pittsburgh police say to contact credit reporting agencies if you received a card. The Aberdeen Police Department announced on social media that it has received hundreds of complaints of victims, receiving Chase Bank debit cards in the mail in the last three weeks. This is a scheme in which criminals steal someone’s personal details (name, address, and social security number) and use it to open a Chase Bank account online. The victims of this deception are just now learning about it.
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Instead of stealing money from a person, the thief seems to be going after the bank. Chase Bank is running a national deal for Chase Total Checking that includes a $200 deposit into a new account for new customers. Thousands of people’s identities have since been stolen, and criminals have built new accounts in their names so that they can go online and move the $200 from each victim.
In the cases identified locally, victims’ identities have only been stolen; they have not lost any assets, and their other bank accounts have not been hacked. There are no common denominators among the victims, so it’s unclear how the suspects got their hands on their identities. Some of the victims have never had a Chase account, so it does not seem to be a sophisticated scheme.
Even if the victims have not suffered a financial loss at this moment, the question should not be overlooked. You must file a police report if you obtain a new Chase Bank Debit Card in the mail. Since Chase Bank requires a police report before closing an account, you’ll need the report number before contacting them. Even after the account has been locked, notify any credit security bureaus to which you subscribe that you might have been a victim of identity fraud, and keep a close eye on your credit.
You can reach the Aberdeen Police Department at 910-944-9721 if you have any questions. If you need to file a complaint, The Aberdeen Police Department is located at 124 N Poplar St., and you can contact them there.