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Millions of Americans Affected By Massive Equifax Data Breach

Millions of Americans Affected By Massive Equifax Data Breach”

A Laredo man says that he was one of the 143 million Americans whose private information was compromised in the latest security breach at Equifax.

Already reeling after a disclosure last week that a May cyberattack may have stolen the personal data of as many as 143 million Americans, Equifax saw its shares fall almost 15 percent on Wednesday, to $98.99.

Both urged people to go to a web portal created by Equifax - equifaxsecurity2017.com - to see if their information was affected.

In addition, Carr said one of the first steps Georgians should take is freezing their credit, which essentially locks down a person's credit to prevent thieves from opening credit lines.

To make a credit freeze truly effective, you'll need to request one from all three major credit reporting bureaus - Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

You can not get a loan, a store credit card, possibly not even rent an apartment if they need to check your credit report. "I want to know exactly how that happened, but more immediately, I am concerned about the confusion that you have caused for consumers". The website will tell you if your information was stolen.

The nation's three credit agencies are swamped with calls from millions of Americans trying to put a fast freeze on their credit report.

Investigators say you need to watch out for phishing emails that look like they're from Equifax, but really aren't. Victims of Identity Theft can place fraud alerts and credit freezes, as well as obtain copies of their credit report, for free in Colorado.

"Like, how they are anxious about it and how they have to go through everything and make sure nothing was actually affected by it", said Campbell.

If your information was part of the leak, you'll see the following message: "Thank You - Based on the information you provided, we believe that your personal information may have been impacted by this incident". Likewise, getting collection calls from a creditor or debt collector regarding an account that you did not authorize is an indication that you may be a victim. However, because this type of breach can affect your credit for longer than the year, a long-term solution should be considered and you should keep a close eye on financial statements and credit reports for the foreseeable future.

Each credit bureau allows you to sign up for a 90 day initial fraud alert. You can monitor your social security account by going to this website.



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