Pittsburgh area residents getting unsolicited debit cards, concerned about identity fraud

Chase Bank says it's aware of the situation. Pittsburgh police say to contact credit reporting agencies if you received a card.

Some Pittsburgh area residents are getting debit cards they didn't ask for from banks they don't belong to. Customers of Chase Bank are being told it could be an identity theft issue.

"The consumer should also fill out the bank’s ID theft form so that the bank removes the account from its records and shares the information with reporting agencies," Chase Bank told Pittsburgh's Action News 4 in a statement.

Pittsburgh, West Mifflin and Upper St. Clair police have put out notices that they've gotten reports of unsolicited debit cards being opened in residents' names.

Cindy McGovern lives in Clairton. Multiple people in her office also got cards.

"There have been at least 30 people in that bank today, OK? There are people from all, many of the municipalities, many of the Mon Valley people, many of them South Hills people," McGovern said.

Upper St. Clair Police says, aside from Chase, they've gotten reports that people have received cards from MetaBank and Go2Bank.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 heard back from Go2Bank Wednesday evening. They said they send mailers with cards that are clearly labeled as advertisements and have not received direct reports of any issues. The company is investigating if they’ve been impacted.

"Any legitimate mailer or marketing piece/invitation sent by Green Dot would not have included a registered or active card, and it would have clarified that and the process for opening an account in the mailer," Go2Bank's parent company Green Dot tells Pittsburgh's Action News 4. MetaBank has not yet responded to a request for a statement. Pittsburgh police says people are encouraged to contact the bank they received the mailer from, the three main credit reporting agencies and your local police department.