Equifax hack: What to do if your identity was stolen

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Information obtained in the hack includes names, social security numbers, addresses, birthdates and some driver's license numbers.

The free service was originally created to help appeal against parking or speeding tickets by selecting the right letter that corresponds to the user's issue.

The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is urging you to monitor your credit.

In response, the financial institutions reporting to Equifax, and the individuals about whom it tracks and rates will be filing lawsuits across the country. "The team, working with Equifax Security personnel, devoted thousands of hours during the following weeks to investigate". The complaints were filed in federals courts in Portland and Atlanta on behalf of nationwide classes.

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The company provided a new website for consumers to check if their personally identifiable information (PII) was exposed in the breach, but the website was rife with problems. And here is the galling aspect of this story: very few of the 143 million victims chose to give their personal information to Equifax, or any of the credit agencies.

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said last week that he was working with colleagues in Pennsylvania and IL to open a formal probe of the hack, which Equifax discovered in July but did not disclose until September. While Equifax attributed the breach to a web application vulnerability, it hasn't disclosed the specific application or vulnerability involved.

The company said the breach had also affected an unknown number of United Kingdom and Canadian consumers, but did not implement similar websites for people in those countries.

People who are anxious about their credit information being compromised and potential identity theft have been urged to contact Equifax as well as rival rating agencies TransUnion and Experian to get their credit frozen, or at the very least, monitored. Those terms seemingly required arbitration of all disputes, and waiver of the ability to bring or participate in a class action lawsuit, such as those filed in Portland and Atlanta.

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The New York State Attorney General's office has also launched a formal investigation into the incident. It has been described as a marketing funnel for Equifax's own credit protection service, the value of which is in serious question. "They can saddle you with speeding tickets, steal your tax refund, swipe your Social Security check and prevent you from getting prescription drugs". On September 8, a full 41 days later. Others have experienced the same, or received "System Unavailable" messages.

The recent data breach that struck the credit rating service Equifax has, once again, resurrected a popular political adage: never let a crisis go to waste. A fraud alert allows creditors to get a copy of your credit report as long as they take steps to verify your identity. In addition to the credit reporting business for which it is best known, Equifax runs a profitable side business selling consumers' personal data to marketers.

As a holder of consumer information, this is a reminder of the incredible focus that must be paid to securing your customers' privacy. Equifax was in a unique position because it did not have an agreement with the people whose information it carried. This way, you can keep tabs on your credit history and score every four months at no cost.

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