Equifax, one of America's three major credit bureaus, revealed last week that its website had been breached and that the names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and driver's license numbers of 143 million Americans may have been compromised.
The credit monitoring company's call centre staff say that Canadians who have Equifax accounts in the USA could be at risk of having their data compromised, such as those who have lived, worked or applied for credit south of the border.
Credit monitoring and fraud protection are also good ideas because in addition to all of your personal information, Equifax also failed to protect your credit card information.
And don't forget to setup fraud alerts on you bank and credit cards if you don't already have them.
Equifax's handling of this disaster has been feeble and dishonest, which only increases the need for improved security measures and increased regulation of credit reporting companies - not less regulation, as Equifax wants.
According to Bloomberg, Anthem previously settled a class action lawsuit over a data breach that exposed similar personal information of as many as 78.8 million Americans, equating to about $1.46 per person impacted.
"The creditor will have a higher tendency to believe you if you have the police report", Wu said.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island is among a bipartisan group calling for a federal probe of the credit agency Equifax. You'll have to request to lift the freeze if you want to open a new line of credit yourself.
But even that doesn't totally protect your information since your data isn't fully frozen until it is on ice at all three credit bureaus. That is almost half the United States' population, many of which were unaware Equifax had their information to begin with. In some states, including OH, consumers must pay $5 to Equifax for the privilege of locking down their credit file so that no loan or credit card accounts can be opened. I was able to freeze my credit with Equifax, Experian and TransUniononline in 17 minutes last Friday.
Lynch is just one of many consumers feeling frustration with Equifax's response to the massive hack. Once identity thieves get ahold of your stolen data they will use your personal information to file an early return in your name, and get a huge refund. It goes on to list the states where they can file a claim, and the bot will then ask users questions and helps them fill out the PDF form to file a suit in small claims court, meaning there's no need for those affected by the breach to hire a lawyer. Others have experienced the same, or received "System Unavailable" messages.
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USAF officials said they want to use a variety of rockets for the X-37B programme to launch quickly if warranted. It is the fifth flight for one of these crewless mini-shuttles, known as the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle .
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Rebel Wilson wins €3 million in 'malicious' defamation case
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James Franklin slights Pitt after Penn State's win
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Isaiah Thomas: Boston did not get better with trade
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Woodburn, 17, revives Wales World Cup bid
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