On September 7, Equifax announced a data breach that occurred between May and July of this year. The hack could potentially affect as many as 143 million U.S. consumers. Firstmark is encouraging members to visit the Equifax website to check if you have been impacted. As a precaution, all members should consider registering with a credit monitoring service to protect credit and personal identifying information.
Equifax has a page dedicated to frequently asked questions (FAQs). Click here for the FAQs.
To see if your personal information (social security, birthdates, addresses, credit card numbers and other personal identifying information) has been compromised, click here.
*The site encourages U.S. consumers to provide the last 6 digits of their Social Security number and last name in order to check if the consumer’s personal data was impacted.
What options are available for protecting personal information?
Equifax is providing free bureau credit monitoring and identify theft protection for one year with TrustID Premier. Learn more about TrustedID Premier.
Members will be prompted to enroll in the complimentary service. Individuals who would like to take advantage of this monitoring product will need to complete the enrollment process by November 21, 2017.
How can Members contact Equifax?
If you have additional questions about your personal data and would like to speak with an Equifax representative, you can call Equifax toll free at 866.447.7559 from 7 a.m. – 1 a.m. EST.
What can Members do now?
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