Identity Theft

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Take fast action to protect yourself from fraud.

Anyone in the Pittsburgh area who reads or watches the news knows that identity theft has been on the rise in recent years. At Clearview, we take the matter very seriously. If you think your credit union information has been compromised by cyber-criminals, call us immediately at 1-800-926-0003. Read the steps below to help prevent damage to your finances.

Review your credit reports

Check your reports from all three credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — for any inaccuracies or unusual activity. If you have Absolute Checking®, access your 3-in-1 credit report through eClub in digital banking.*

Freeze or put a fraud alert on your credit reports

If you notice any inaccuracies on your report, contact the credit grantor or file a dispute with either the credit grantor or the credit bureau. You can place an alert or freeze your credit by contacting each of the bureaus:

Remember that if you find that you need to lift your credit freeze, you’ll have to contact all three bureaus again.
 

Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze
Learn the difference between fraud alerts and credit freezes and how they can help protect your identity.

Close fraudulent accounts

If you see any accounts on your credit report that you did not open, call the security or fraud department of the company that holds the accounts. Closing the accounts immediately will prevent the thief from causing more damage to your credit.

File a report

You should file a report with the Federal Trade Commission online or calling the FTC Identity Theft Hotline at 1-877-ID-THEFT. Also file reports with your local police department as well as with the police department in the community the crime was committed.

Helpful links

Here is contact information for the three major credit bureaus and others who may be able to help you:

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Still have questions about Security?

No. Your online account information is available only via secure access by using your username and password. The information is not public. Unless you share your password, no one else can access your account information online.

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