Equifax Data Breach — Helpful Links

2017 Equifax Data Breach

Here are some helpful links for you with regard to protecting your credit and identity if your credit information was compromised during the recent Equifax data breach.

The massive cyberattack and data breach disclosed by Equifax on September 7, 2017, is one of the largest, and potentially most damaging, cyberthefts ever. Equifax is one of three firms, including TransUnion and Experian, that monitor the financial health of consumers and supply data to potential lenders to help them decide whether someone should get a loan or be approved for credit.

Here are some helpful links for you to utilize to find out more information about how to you and your online credit identity may have been compromised, as well as information and links to protect your identity with a credit freeze.

To find out if you were potentially impacted: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/

Experian Credit Freeze: https://www.experian.com/freeze/center.html

Equifax Credit Freeze: https://www.freeze.equifax.com/Freeze/jsp/SFF_PersonalIDInfo.jsp

Transunion Credit Freeze: https://freeze.transunion.com/sf/securityFreeze/landingPage.jsp

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s recommended action steps: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/identity-theft-protection-following-equifax-data-breach/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=identitytheft2017&utm_term=20170912

Federal Trade Commission information: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-isnt-calling

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