Equifax Security Breach: How to Protect Yourself
The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has reported a breach that may affect up to 143 million customers. You can read more about it in this article. Equifax has provided information to help protect yourself from being impacted by this breach. In addition, CFCU has gathered some additional information below to help.
Equifax will send direct mail notices to consumers whose credit card numbers or dispute documents with personal identifying information were impacted.
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 identify theft protection-all complimentary, or free, to US consumers for one year. Consumers can take the following steps to protect their personal information:
CFCU also has resources to help monitor and protect your account information: