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Important Information - Equifax Data Breach Information

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, reported the theft of names, Social Security Numbers, birth dates, addresses, and, in some cases, driver’s license and credit card information for as many as 143 million people.

To find out if your personal data was taken; and to sign up for one year of free credit monitoring and additional free protections through TrustedID Premier, go to: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com

 Note: Contrary to information on some social media sites, signing into the Equifax site to get free protections against identity theft does not mean you cannot participate in class action suits that may result from the data breach.

Note: The protections offered by Equifax include a free copy of your Equifax credit report. 

Best online security practices:

  • Closely monitor credit reports, a free annual credit report from each agency can be retrieved from https://www.annualcreditreport.com
  • Closely monitor any financial account statements, quickly report activity that is unfamiliar
  • Change passwords to any online accounts you have financial access with
  • Be cautious of emails, texts, phone calls asking you to click on links or to provide confidential information
  • Credit agencies have tools to help you monitor and block access to your credit

Consumers may check to see if their information may have been compromised by following the link below: