Recently Equifax reported a data breach that affects 143 million US customers.This serious breach got an access to full names , social security numbers(SSN), birth dates, addresses,driver’s license numbers where frauds can use to banks , credit card companies, insurance companies and other businesses.
Equifax Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Richard F. Smith revealed in a video to US customers says ” I apologize to consumers and our business customers for the concern and frustration this causes ” and a clear statement appealed that they conducting a thorough review of our overall security operations and also are focused on consumer protection and have developed a comprehensive portfolio of services to support all U.S. consumers, regardless of whether they were impacted by this incident.
If you are one among the millions to know you are affected or not then Check and Click on the “Potential Impact” on https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact and enter your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number. Your SSN is sensitive information, so make sure you’re on a secure computer and an encrypted network connection any time.The site will tell you if you’ve been affected by this breach.
If your affected by this breach The Federal Trade Commision (FTC) Identity Theft site provides advice based on what type of information was stolen, and tells you exactly what to do. The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).
You found someone is using your personal information to open accounts , file taxes , or make purchases, visit www.identitytheft.gov to report and recover from identity theft and this site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.