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Were you affected by the Equifax Breach?
Updated On: Sep 08, 2017
Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, has reported a major breach, which lasted from mid-May-July of this year. If you have a credit report, there is a good chance you are one of the 143 million American consumers potentially affected by this breach. Data leaked includes names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers.
In order to find out if you were affected by this breach, visit equifaxsecurity2017.com. You will be able to check your potential impact by completing a form with your last name and the last six digits of your SSN. After completing the form, you will get an immediate answer as to whether or not you were potentially impacted.
Equifax is offering free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring to all US Consumers, even if you do not think you were impacted by the breach. The system is called TrustedID Premier, which includes credit monitoring, copies of your Equifax credit report, the ability to lock and unlock your Equifax credit report, identity theft insurance, and internet scanning for your SSN. This service is free for one year to all US consumers, and UFCW Local 1776 highly recommends our members take part in it. You can enroll in this program by following the link after completing the potential impact form on equifaxsecurity2017.com. Please take note of your enrollment date when you receive it, as you will not get reminders for it.
In addition to enrolling in TrustedID Premier, there are other steps you can take to help protect yourself, such as:
We are encouraging all UFCW Local 1776 members to monitor their bank accounts and credit cards for any fraudulent activities. You can stay up-to-date on the situation by checking equifaxsecurity2017.com.