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Equifax Security Breach


On September 7, 2017, the credit reporting agency Equifax said they experienced a security breach of sensitive personal data for 143 million consumers.

Equifax recommends that all consumers with questions visit equifaxsecurity2017.com or contact their dedicated call center at 866-447-7559.

There are steps you can take to help protect your personal information from being misused.  Here is the information from the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Information website identitytheft.gov.

How to Protect Your Account after a data breach

  • Check your credit reports from Equifax, Experian and Transunion, for free at annualcreditreport.com — accounts or activity that you do not recognize could indicate identity theft. Visit Identitytheft.gov to find out what to do.
  • Monitor your accounts for any suspicious activity.
  • Consider placing a credit freeze or fraud alert on your files.

Ways to Protect Your Account

  • Update your passwords and usernames by using a combination of letters (both upper and lower case), numbers and special characters (ex: & or $).
  • Check your computer security.
  • Set credit and debit card usage notifications.
  • Set travel notifications

Visit Identitytheft.gov/databreach to learn more about protecting yourself after a data breach.