Equifax recently announced a data breach that could have affected more than 143 million Americans. Equifax is one of the major credit reporting agencies in the USA.
Equifax has created a dedicated website to help consumers determine if their information may have been affected by this breach. Visit Equifax Security to see if you may have been impacted. While on the site you will also be informed of the date you may sign up, at no charge, for Identity Theft Protection and Credit File Monitoring from Equifax.
If you have additional questions, Equifax has set up a dedicated call center at 866-447-7559. It is available every day including weekends from 7:00am – 1:00am Eastern Time.
- Other things to consider:
- Routinely examine all your account statements including credit card statements to ensure they are correct.
- Inform family and friends. If you have older relatives or know those without computer access who may need assistance in signing up for free identity theft protection or free credit file monitoring please consider helping them.
We will keep you informed through our website when we hear additional updates regarding this breach.