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Equifax Credit Breach

Discussion in 'Everything Else (off topic)' started by wildwest, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. wildwest

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    Any of you checked or enrolled in the protection? Or is not a big deal?
     
  2. bogieb

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    I get something from CreditKarma every month so I check my score and see what has changed.

    Thing is, I just came off the Equifax monthly check (and inquiries if they got a credit check request) because of a breach a couple of years ago someplace else (they paid for the Equifax protection). With all the times I check my account, probably not a huge deal for me.

    But if you rarely/never check, I'd sign up. also, read the fine print - are they claiming if you don't sign up that they are no longer responsible? Since I hadn't heard about how to sign up for protection, I really haven't looked into it. I'll have to see what the T&C's are for signing up versus not signing up.
     
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  3. bogieb

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    Looks like you can go to their site and see if your data was affected. I would start with that.

    Equifax credit breach steps.JPG

    Site I got info from
     
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    I checked, and the website said they believed my data was impacted. I clicked on the "Enroll" link and they gave me an enroll date of 9/12/17 (on or after). I don't see a down side to signing up, so will do so Tuesday.
     
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  5. wildwest

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    Yes, I did go there, both my ss# and WWW's SS# came up as "could have been potentially impacted" or similar words.
     
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  6. wildwest

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    Thanks! I'll get it done too.
     
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    :headbang::headbang:... Yea saw that on TV yesterday... Will be checking that out this weekend.
     
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    Checked last night...said I am likely in the impacted group...:headbang: :hair::hair::hair:
     
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    I got an email from my Antivirus software company this morning about the data breech and what to do.
     
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    Im guessing they are going to tell everyone that checks, that they are in the impacted group.
    Just a hunch:whistle:
     
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    Maybe, but if that is the case wouldn't it be simpler to just give everybody the free credit monitoring service and be done with it?
     
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    My bad. I thought that there was a fee involved somewhere.
     
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    heard on news if you agree. . on their website you give up right to sue them our atty general is on it...
     
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  14. wildwest

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    :eek:
     
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    That is correct I heard that on the Nightly Business Report on PBS and the SOB's that head the company new about this a while back then dumped a bunch of their stock to line their pockets , then they announced the breach and of coarse the stock drops . This really stinks .
     
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    Personally I'm not going to worry ,I'm going to watch my bank and credit union daily along with my credit cards . If some azz hole opens up new accounts in my name and try's to stick me with the bill F 'U go see Equifax
     
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    How F'd up is this they want to sell you protection , when they can't even protect themselves :hair::hair:
     
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    I've never checked my credit rating, do I have to check?