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FRAUD ALERT: Equifax Breach

9/11/2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017, Equifax reported that hackers gained access to some of its systems, compromising the personal information of roughly 143 million U.S. consumers. Equifax is one of the “big three” credit-reporting firms in the United States, holding more than 200 million credit reports. The credit-reporting company says that hackers had access to customer’s names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, birth dates, and addresses.

In addition to the other information that was compromised, it is also estimated that the credit card numbers for 209,000 consumers were stolen, as well as documents containing personal information of 182,000 people.

American 1 Credit Union does not share our members’ information with Equifax. Our members will not be affected by having an account, loan, or credit card with us. However, if you have credit or loans anywhere else, your information may be a part of this breach.

To find out if your information is potentially impacted, you may visit this website, provided by Equifax, to check. Equifax is providing a year of TrustedID Premier to anyone who wishes to enroll – regardless of whether or not your information may have been compromised.

For more information, read this New York Times article.

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