What do we need to know about Equifax?
On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the US, announced a massive data breach. The breach had gone on from May thru July of this year. Personal information of 143 million persons was stolen from Equifax, including 240,000 Vermonters.
Why does it matter?
The pirated data included names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and, in some cases, driver's license numbers. This is information that could be used to open accounts or file fraudulent tax returns in victims' names.
What can we do?
Step One Equifax.com
Check if you are affected Equifaxat www.Equifax.com
The call center is available at 866-447-7559
For more information and backgroundwww.equifaxsecurity2017.com
Those affected- Enroll in the free Equifax Identity Theft Protection and Credit File Monitoring Services