Laredo man says he's a victim of Equifax data breach

17 September, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Getting up to speed on the Equifax data breach scandal

That Equifax data breach exposed the Social Security numbers, names, birth dates and more from almost half of the us population.

"This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do", said Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith.

Since the announcement of the cyberattack - which compromised Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, credit card numbers and addresses - Equifax shares have fallen more than 30 percent.

The data breach made major headlines, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is investigating and people in Canada and the USA are filing class action lawsuits. When you sign up with one credit bureau, they'll alert the other two.

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Equifax has set up a tool to see if your personal information may have been accessed.

Equifax is now offering a 30-day credit freeze. The site will tell you if you've been affected by this breach.

Equifax is offering one year of free credit monitoring, which after public outcry no longer requires consumers to give up certain rights in order to join. This does not impact your ability to use your credit cards, but it does prevent others from opening an account in your name.

You can temporarily lift the freeze for a creditor if you know which reporting agency they're using.

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First check the Equifax website to see if your personal information has been compromised.

The Nebraska Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division is warning over 700,000 Nebraska consumers who may by impacted by the massive security breach at Equifax, take steps to protect their identities. Equifax asks consumers to enter their last name and the last six digits of their Social Security number.

Monitor your credit reports.

Tip #4: A Credit Freeze. Remember, the security breach at Equifax began back in May and wasn't discovered until July, so it is possible that your identity has already been used to open new credit files.

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Peterson cautioned those affected to be sure they are signing up for Equifax's free service and not its paid service. "You can do that by getting the free annual credit reports that you are entitled to from each of the 3 major credit reporting bureaus". "Just pay attention, really that's the most important thing", said Dr. McGill.



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