US Patriot Act

To our account holders and potential account holders:

In accordance with Section 326 of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, which requires ACT 1st FCU to help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, ACT 1st FCU is required to obtain basic identifying information from you and verify information when you open a new account.

This means the ACT 1st FCU staff will ask you for some basic information such as your name, address, date of birth, and other information designed to help identify you.  ACT 1st FCU’s staff will also ask to see documents identifying you such as a social security card, driver’s license, passport, and/or some other government-issued document.

In some cases, identification will be requested for those individuals conducting business with ACT 1st FCU prior to the effective date of the member identification requirements.  This is because original documentation was not obtained with the opening of the account or ACT 1st FCU is unable to form a reasonable belief that it knows the true identity of the existing account holder.

In all cases, protection of our member’s identity and confidentiality is the Credit Union’s pledge to you.  ACT 1st FCU appreciates your patience and understanding as we all do out part in complying with the new account identification procedure required by the Federal USA Patriot Act of 2001.


The Board of Directors

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