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:
- Equifax: Call 800-349-9960 or visit the Equifax website.
- Experian: Call 888‑397‑3742 or visit the Experian website.
- TransUnion: Call 1-800-916-8800 or visit the TransUnion website.
Remember that if you find that you need to lift your credit freeze, you’ll have to contact all three bureaus again.
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.
Here is contact information for the three major credit bureaus and others who may be able to help you: