As many of you have heard in the news, Equifax one of the three credit bureaus suffered a data breach between May and July of this year. They are estimating that 143 million consumers could be affected. The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed.
At Lakes Community Credit Union we take data security seriously and we have policies and procedures in place to protect your information. We don’t report your history to Equifax, but other financial institutions and credit card companies that you have accounts with may report to them.
We also see ourselves as advisors to our members when they suffer ID Theft. We advise that you
- Go directly to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, for all the latest updates.
- Go to http://annualcreditreport.com pull your latest credit report.
- Consider a credit freeze on your credit with all three credit reporting bureaus.
We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding ID Theft and ways to protect your personal information.