Dozens Of People In Southwestern Pa. Unknowingly Had Chase Bank Accounts Opened In Their Names

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Dozens of people in the South Hills had Chase Bank accounts unknowingly opened in their names.

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They say they recently got a letter in the mail with account information, as well as a debit card. The victims say they did not open the account and never asked to sign up for one.

There were 30 accounts opened for people in West Mifflin alone.

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“The police say they are getting inundated with calls,” said Ann Tomer, a victim. “They said they have been getting these calls all day.”

Chase Bank offers $200 to new customers who open an account and set up direct deposits.

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Police say that may have been the motivation for whoever opened all the accounts.