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NFCU Security Department Verification

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NFCU Security Department Verification

Hello!

Several questions, but first some background...

I'm working in rebuild my credit post BK. Reading forums, NFCU seems to be a great CU for this since I burned my former CU in the BK.

My grandfather was in the Navy. I called to apply since I was applying under association with a relative and was approved on the phone with very little interactions/questions from the rep...which surprised me...

Now I'm reading posts about issues with the security Dept... And wondering if I should hold off using the account for awhile....

Questions-
-How long should I wait until I'm 'safe' from getting frozen/reviewed by the Security Dept? 1 month?
-what paperwork do they usually ask for? I'm using my grandfather as my sponsor, but he's deceased about 20 years, so getting his social/military paperwork would be difficult. And how would they establish lineage? Birth certs? We actually have the same (uncommon) last name...

I'd love to hit any inquiry from the security department off early by having docs ready if possible Smiley Happy
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Re: NFCU Security Department Verification

Just to add some more info - 

-I intend to use NFCU as my primary banking institution. I  miss my old CU, but burned them in BK, so they're not an option (I did try already actually, they were very clear that it was not an option since I'd caused the CU a loss by including a CC of theirs in the BK)

-I'm definitely not in a place financially where I could survive a weeks-long hold on all my cashflow while they investigate eligibility, hence wanting to know when I'm 'safe' to use them without much risk of a blanket hold

 

I feel like I'm doing something 'shady' by joining them. But I swear that I'm not - my Grandfather served in the Navy in WWII, and while I was young when he passed, I do remember that he was buried with assistance from the military (they helped pay for the burial and grave marker, I believe they also required something service related on the marker itself). However - he served in WWII...which was quite a long time ago, and I was all of 11 when he passed in the 90s. There's a SLIM chance one of my aunts will have his social # somewhere, but I doubt anyone knows if he was actually a member while he was alive. For the most part I just have his name and DOB. I could fairly easily get my mother's birth cert and have mine which would show lineage. I also share the same last name as he does (uncommon - not like smith or anything). I was actually named a diminutive of his name as well as sharing his last name...

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I would say at this point to not worry about it, and just to start conducting business as usual. 

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My fear is that they will freeze the acocunt which seems like a common practice. I only just opened it yesterday, so it's brand new.

 

On the phone, they asked me very very little about my grandfather. I think i volunteered his name/DOB/branch of service details, but they didn't really ask much else after that... I feel like they should need more details :/

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@Relllwrote:

My fear is that they will freeze the acocunt which seems like a common practice. I only just opened it yesterday, so it's brand new.

 

On the phone, they asked me very very little about my grandfather. I think i volunteered his name/DOB/branch of service details, but they didn't really ask much else after that... I feel like they should need more details :/


I'm in the same boat sorta with NFCU as far what proof of relation to your sponsor. My step dad passed away this past November and I just joined a couple weeks ago. They said no problem, I opened CK/Savings and goRewards CC with them no issues. They advise they will send mail requesting documentation proof of my relation to my step dad which from the advisor i spoke with my Birth Cert and my mom/step dad mariage cert. But I have my casuality assistance form that has my name and step dads info on it which should suffice. But they have yet to request the proof of relationship docs yet. I wouldn't be worried, just provide what you have and go from there. NFCU has been very very friendly and has been willing to work with me since I've joined. GL!

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You can obtain a copy of your Grandfather's Birth Cert. You just need to know the City or County in which he was born, the date (approximate will do if it must) and his name. You can do it all online- or if you're close to the County/State recorder you can try in person. 

I believe with his BC you can obtain a copy of his DD214 or other doc proving service, if you're asked for it. 

I recently had to obtain BC's for relatives that passed 30 years ago for life Insurance claims. It took a little doing but they found them for me.. 

 

Best of Luck!!!  

 

I LOVE NFCU

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Link to request DD214 online.



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