EquiFax Data Breach

Updated on October 12, 2017, at 2:05 p.m.

  • EquiFax Credit Bureau has announced a data breach impacting about 143 million U.S. consumers.  That’s nearly half of all adult citizens. While still under investigation, there are some steps that you can take immediately.All Consumers Should:
    • Be aware of increased email phishing and fraud. Do not use an unsolicited email to register or respond to the solicitation. Fraudster prey upon crisis–hurricane victim support, identity theft services, information breaches, so be alert.

Information that was accessed: name, Social Security number, birth date, address and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for about 209,000 consumers were accessed.

  • Dedicated Equifax Contact Line: 866-447-7559