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Equifax Data Breach: What You Should Know

Who it Impacts, and What You Can Do

September 15, 2017 2:46 PM
What is Equifax?
  • Equifax is one of the country's three major credit bureaus, collecting information on millions of consumers and businesses in order to produce credit scores. 
How do they get consumers' information?
  • Banks, Credit Unions, and other lenders report information to Credit Reporting Agencies such as Equifax.
What went wrong?
  • Hackers stole personal information belonging to millions of individuals, including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and, in a smaller number of cases, credit card numbers.
How do I find out if I was affected?

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