The data breach leaked consumer's identification such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver's licenses. On Monday, the company said it had backed away from that requirement. And according to data cited by Fair Arbitration Now, only three consumers have filed arbitrations against Equifax since 2009. I would also encourage anyone who chooses to sign up for the services Equifax is offering to not rely exclusively on it for credit and identity protection.
Some lawsuits could also target sales by three Equifax executives of almost $1.8 million of stock within a few days of the breach's discovery.
Montana consumers who would like more information on how to place a freeze on their credit file can visit the Montana Office of Consumer Protection website: dojmt.gov/consumer/identity-theft/.
-Consider freezing your credit reports.
Equifax actually figured out it had been hacked back in July, and apparently spent the time since setting up a site to respond to it and let people check if they are affected.
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In the last few months, they have been expanding their microfinance offerings, and partnered with the International Finance Corporation to "deepen coverage" of credit reports of Self-Help Groups in India.
Check with Equifax if you were impacted by the breach.
Monitoring your credit report is also important, but consumers whose info may have been stolen may want think twice about taking Equifax up on its offer of a year subscription to its monitoring product free of charge. That's because, as one of three nationwide credit-reporting agencies, Equifax gets its data from credit card companies, banks, retailers and lenders - often without consumers knowing it.
To get more specific, the two contracts represent wagers that Equifax's stock price - which closed at $123.23 on Friday - will fall to either $100 or $105, respectively, by October 20. If someone else goes to take out a loan in your name, the lender will not be able to pull your report and therefore can not extend the credit.
Given the seriousness of the breach, there are worries about the long-term future of the company.
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There you can also access frequently asked questions about Equifax. "I can also use it to try to con somebody else".
Some of the experts commented on this and among them was Beth Givens, executive director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, who stated that "The type of information that has been exposed is really sensitive".
But even in that case, Equifax is not offering the credit monitoring service until next week at the earliest.
Equifax's ham-handed response is reviving calls to weed out mandatory arbitration from the finance industry. Credit bureaus like Equifax are lightly regulated compared to other parts of the financial system. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, in a statement. For the time being, though, millions of Americans remain at risk for identity theft because of the Equifax hack.
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