The Latest News on the Equifax Data Breach

A Credit Freeze Won't Help With All Equifax Breach Threats

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Putting a freeze on your credit reports is a good step to take, but it won't help protect against every Equifax breach threat. Here are three additional ways you can protect yourself. 
www.consumerreports.org/equifax/a-freeze-wont-help-with-all-equifax-breach-threats/

Security Freeze vs. Fraud Alert: Deciding the Best Option

Not sure whether to place a security freeze or fraud alert on your credit report? Learn more about the difference between both and what the best option is for you. 
www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/security-freeze-vs-fraud-alert-deciding-the-best-option/

Equifax Data Breach May Have Impacted 143 Million Consumers

As many of you have probably heard, Equifax has experienced a data leak that could have impacted 143 million consumers. We encourage you to use the resources that Equifax has provided below where you can check to see if your information may have been impacted as well as sign up for the one year of free ID theft protection.

Equifax has established a dedicated website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, to help consumers determine if their information has been potentially impacted and to sign up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection. The offering, called TrustedID Premier, includes 3-Bureau credit monitoring of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit reports; copies of Equifax credit reports; the ability to lock and unlock Equifax credit reports; identity theft insurance; and Internet scanning for Social Security numbers – all complimentary to U.S. consumers for one year. The website also provides additional information on steps consumers can take to protect their personal information. Equifax recommends that consumers with additional questions visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com or contact a dedicated call center at (866) 447.7559, which the company set up to assist consumers. The call center is open every day (including weekends) from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

In addition to the website, Equifax will send direct mail notices to consumers whose credit card numbers or dispute documents with personal identifying information were impacted. Equifax also is in the process of contacting U.S. state and federal regulators and has sent written notifications to all U.S. state attorneys general, which includes Equifax contact information for regulator inquiries.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your account, please contact us at (800) 336.0284.