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Information on the Equifax Breach

  • 9/19/2017 9:24:06 AM
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What is the Equifax Data Breach?

Equifax is one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies. On September 7, 2017, Equifax reported a data breach that may affect as many as 143 million Americans. In addition to names and addresses, this stolen information may include Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and birth dates.

Has your information been compromised?

Visit Equifax’s dedicated website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, to determine if your information was potentially impacted and to sign up for a free year of credit file monitoring and identity theft protection provided by Equifax.

What can you do to monitor your personal information?
  • If you have our Truity Identity Checking or Advantage Checking account, enroll in the free credit monitoring that comes with these accounts.
  • If you have a different Truity checking account, it’s easy to switch to Identity Checking or Advantage Checking; just call or come in to a branch. You’ll keep the same account number, checks, and debit card and enjoy some peace of mind knowing your personal information is monitored.
  • Check your credit report at www.AnnualCreditReport.com. Report or dispute any errors you find by following the instructions on the site.
  • Watch for these signs:
    • Bills that do not arrive as expected
    • Unexpected credit cards or account statements
    • Denials of credit for no apparent reason
    • Calls or letters about purchases you did not make
Learn more about Truity’s commitment to working with you in the fight against fraud. If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in the data breach at Equifax. If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, call us right away at 800.897.6991.
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