As most people have read or heard about in the news Equifax announced a major breach…so what does that mean for you?
Equifax announced Thursday September 7, 2017 that they had been involved in a cybersecurity incident that impacted roughly 143 million U.S. consumers.
Equifax is one of the three consumer credit reporting agencies that supply credit reports. The type of data they have on file includes social security numbers, credit scores, and more identity related information.
Equifax has established a dedicated website equifaxsecurity2017.com to help consumers determine if their information has been impacted and to sign up for complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection. This protection is offered for one year to all U.S. consumers. Additionally, they have established a dedicated call center (866-447-7559) to assist consumers. The call center is open every day (including weekends) from 7:00am -1:00am EST.
Protect yourself from identity theft, review your credit report annually. Everyone is entitled to a free copy of their credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company. Get your free copy of your credit report.
If you suspect you have been a victim of identity theft, contact a Campus Federal representative.
We have also partnered with Merchants Information Solutions, Inc. to offer you identity theft monitoring, resources, and recovery services with Fraud Defender.