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Customer Identification Program (CIP) - CWUFCU Policy

To our account holders and potential account holders:

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

This means the CWU FCU staff will ask you for some basic information such as your name, address, date of birth, and other information designed to help us identify you. CWU FCU staff will also ask to see documents identifying you such as a social security card, driver's license, current CWU Photo ID, Credit/Debit Card, passport, and/or some other government-issued document.

In some cases, identification will be requested for those individuals conducting business with CWU 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 CWU 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. CWU FCU appreciates your patience and understanding as we all do our part in complying with the new account identification procedures required by the federal USA Patriot Act of 2001.


The CWU FCU Board of Directors,
Staff and Members of the CWU FCU

Approved 2006/06 by the CWUFCU Board of Directors.