The condition has been brought to Chase Bank’s attention. If you obtain a card, police in Pittsburgh advise you to contact credit reporting agencies.
Some people in the Pittsburgh area are receiving debit cards from banks they do not belong to that they did not request.
It’s possible that it’s a problem of identity fraud, according to Chase Bank customers.
In a statement to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4, Chase Bank said, “The customer should also fill out the bank’s ID fraud form so that the bank eliminates the account from its records and shares the details with reporting agencies.”
Unsolicited debit cards have been opened in the names of people in Pittsburgh, West Mifflin, and Upper St. Clair, according to police.
Cindy McGovern is a Clairton resident. Several people in her office received cards as well.
“Today, there were at least 30 people in that bank, right? There are people from all over, including those from the municipalities, the Mon Valley, and the South Hills “According to McGovern.
Aside from Chase, Upper St. Clair Police claim they’ve received reports of people receiving cards from MetaBank and Go2Bank.
Action News 4 in Pittsburgh received a response from Go2Bank on Wednesday evening. They mentioned that they send mailers with cards clearly labeled as ads and that they have received no direct reports of any problems. The organization is looking at whether or not they’ve been affected.
Green Dot’s parent company, Go2Bank, informs Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that “any valid mailer or marketing piece/invitation sent by Green Dot would not have included a registered or active card, and it would have explained that as well as the procedure for opening an account in the mailer.”
Police have taken more than 30 reports of identity theft involving #Pittsburgh Chase Bank customers who had accounts unknowingly opened in their names.
Victims are advised to contact Chase Bank, the three main credit reporting agencies, and file a police report. pic.twitter.com/IcUbeLmzGm
— Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) March 3, 2021
A request for a response from MetaBank has gone unanswered.
People can contact their bank, the three major credit reporting agencies, and their local police department, according to Pittsburgh police.