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Equifax Breach Could Affect 143M Consumers
Last week, Equifax reported the personal data of 143 million US consumers–nearly half the country– was potentially compromised. The data now at large includes names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and driver’s license numbers, all of which can be used fraudulently to validate the identity of someone trying to open a bank or credit account in another person’s name. Follow the “Read More” link below for informational articles that you may find useful in protecting yourself.
Letter from the President
In light of the recent massive data breach at Equifax, I thought this would be a good time to remind everyone of a few safety tips we should all follow to help minimize our exposure to fraud or identify theft. But first, I would like to provide you with some general information concerning the data breach. Following, please find information from the Federal Trade Commission regarding the breach: