Equifax Data Breach – What should I do?
-The Equifax system data breach may have affected as many as 143 million people
-The company has set up a website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, so that consumers can determine if their information was likely compromised.
-Equifax is also offering a free credit report monitoring program if they confirm your name is on the list. While RNB cannot make any representation regarding the quality or safety of the Equifax program, please be aware that if you choose to utilize it, your future legal rights against Equifax COULD be affected.
-Please consider checking your credit history for free by going to the government mandated website, www.annualcreditreport.com, or any other site of your choosing
-You can also place a 90 day fraud alert of your file. This can be done by contacting any one of the three credit reporting companies and it will be effective for all three. You can do this at the websites of Equifax, Experian or Transunion. You can also contact them by telephone at:
Equifax – 1-888-766-0008
Experian – 1-888-397-3742
Transunion – 1-800-680-7289