By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police departments in the South Hills are creating a task force to figure out who’s opening Chase Bank accounts in their residents’ names.READ MORE: U.S. Steel Tower In Downtown Pittsburgh Lights Up To Promote Heisman Campaign Of Pitt QB Kenny Pickett
Police plan to work with the Secret Service.
They say hundreds of people have received letters with information on debit and checking accounts they didn’t sign up for.
“We’re not really sure who’s been opening these accounts, it’s been hundreds. Somewhere, there was a breach of personal information. The credit cards are coming in the victim’s name, going to their address, and using their actual social security number to open the accounts,” said Peters Township Police Corporal Lou Reda.READ MORE: Homeowner Convicted In Killings Of 2 Teens Smoking Marijuana Inside His Garage
Chase Bank gives people who open certain accounts a $200 gift card.
Police say that might be the motivation behind all of the new accounts.
If an account is opened in your name, contact your local police department.MORE NEWS: Former Ohio Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Meade Charged With Murder In Shooting Of Casey Goodson Jr.