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Equifax Information Breach

Who is Equifax?

Equifax, along with Experian and TransUnion, is one of the "big three" credit bureaus. Credit Bureaus or Credit Reporting Agencies collect and aggregate information that is used to create your credit history and ultimately, your credit report.

What happened?

On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced a breach which potentially impacts approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.  Consumer information accessed in this breach included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers and certain dispute documents, which included personal identifying information, for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers were accessed.

How do I know if I am impacted?

Equifax has created a dedicated website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, where you can learn more about this breach and determine if you may be affected. 

Equifax will also be sending direct mail notices to consumers whose credit card numbers or dispute documents with personal identifying information were impacted.

What can I do to protect myself?

Here are a few things you can do to protection yourself and your personal information:

Report Fraud

888.366.6622

Suspicious Online Transactions

800.262.2024

Suspicious Debit Card & ATM Card Transactions

888.366.6622

Report ID Theft

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