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Police in several communities warning about large number of identity thefts

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Police in West Mifflin are warning residents about what they’re calling an “exceptional number” of identity theft reports over the past few days.

In a post on Facebook, the department said the reports are connected to Chase accounts.

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Posted by West Mifflin Police Department on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

They’re reminding people to always be aware and to follow your credit report.

Most importantly, don’t hand out any personal information over the phone or through email.

Investigators said that if you think you have been a victim of identity theft, call your local police department or 911.

A spokesperson for Chase shared the following statement:

“If ever in question, a consumer should reach out to the bank that opened the account or issued the debit card. 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.”

—  Ashlei Bobo, JPMorgan Chase

The Pittsburgh Police are also dealing with a large number of identity theft reports.

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Posted by Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on Wednesday, March 3, 2021