Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit bureaus, announced September 7th that they had experienced a data breach potentially exposing millions for identity theft.
 
What you can do:
  • Go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com to check whether you are one of the 143 million people whose data may have been compromised
  • Set fraud alerts – all bureaus
  • Monitor credit score and activity (www.annualcreditreport.com)
  • Review all online accounts
  • Reset account passwords, PIN codes and other log-in credentials on financial accounts that may be vulnerable.
  • Establish multiple-authentication protocols for financial accounts and email, when possible
  • Establish a credit monitoring service through Equifax or through other service providers
  • Make sure kids are safe; children make an ideal target for identity theft
  • Make sure all of your contact information with us and other financial services providers is up-to-date including address, phone number and email address.
 
We understand that a situation like this creates stress and anxiety about the safety of your account information.
 
If you have further questions about this or any other correspondence that looks suspicious, please visit your favorite branch or call us at 800-676-4562.
 
If you have been a victim of identity fraud, contact our Fraud Department at 800-676-4562 ext. 4718.