On Sept. 7, Equifax Inc. announced a cybersecurity breach that will potentially affect 143 million U.S. consumers. Cyber-criminals hacked a U.S. website application and gained access to files that include Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and in some cases driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers.
Equifax has dedicated a website to inform consumers about the breach and to help consumers identify if their information has potentially been compromised. Visit Equifax’s website for more information. Equifax also has a dedicated call center available Monday-Friday 7:00a-1:00a EST (1.866.447.7559).
We care about our members security and peace of mind in being protected against identity fraud. We are dedicated to securing your data and have several systems in place to monitor any potential fraudulent activity. We advise our members to check your credit and debit activity and report any suspicious activity. To better protect yourself against identity theft, consider enrolling in an ID Theft Protection Plan.