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IMPORTANT: EQUIFAX credit rating agency hacked!

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This is a warning to all Americans:  Equifax has been hacked and a minimum of (very likely more) 143 million accounts have been compromised.  This means that criminals now have in their possession the mother lode of all personal information on each one of us and they can now easily steal our identities, open credit cards in our names, etc. etc.  This is SERIOUS!  but there is little coming from the MSM, so here is an article that gives you the information:  https://wolfstreet.com/2017/09/07/how-to-protect-your-credit-after-a-hack-data-breach/

I advise all of you to immediately put a security freeze on your accounts to prevent criminals from opening any credit cards in your name.  I went to the Equifax site: https://help.equifax.com/s/article/ka137000000DSDjAAO/How-do-I-place-a-security-freeze-on-my-Equifax-credit-file    to request information about how to get a security freeze and they have a link to facilitate the process:  https://www.freeze.equifax.com/

However, I cannot access the site from my location for 1 of 2 reasons:  Equifax has disable the site so to make it more time consuming an onerous to freeze accounts, or most likely my Smart signal, being abysmally slow or non existent, cannot access it.  Let me know if you have had any success.  I just tried the links from TransUnion and Experian, and they all have disabled their links to online security freeze.  Another article of interest:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-07/three-equifax-executives-sold-stock-before-revealing-cyber-hack  Nothing like having inside knowledge of impending drop in stock.  Now would be a good time to short the shit out of Equifax.

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Salty Dog

I could access it but they want to charge you to freeze your account with them.

I have a service that monitor damn near everything. It was given to me free for 10 years as a result of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) cyber incidents.

 I receive email notifications in the event that any fraudulent activity around key pieces of my personal information, as well any changes to my TransUnion, Experian and Equifax credit files.

They monitor:

Bank Accounts
Credit/Debit Card
Email Addresses
Phone Numbers
Medical ID Numbers
SSN
Driver's License
Passport

The service includes:

Credit Monitoring
CyberScan
Payday Loans Monitoring
Financial Account Monitoring
Court and Booking Records Monitoring
Change of Address Monitoring
Social Security Number Trace
Sex Offender Monitoring
Child Monitoring (which includes: CyberScan and Social Security Number Trace)

Nothing is foolproof, but I feel that I'm, pretty well covered.

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Kreole
5 minutes ago, Salty Dog said:

I could access it but they want to charge you to freeze your account with them.

I have a service that monitor damn near everything. It was given to me free for 10 years as a result of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) cyber incidents.

 I receive email notifications in the event that any fraudulent activity around key pieces of my personal information, as well any changes to my TransUnion, Experian and Equifax credit files.

They monitor:

Bank Accounts
Credit/Debit Card
Email Addresses
Phone Numbers
Medical ID Numbers
SSN
Driver's License
Passport

The service includes:

Credit Monitoring
CyberScan
Payday Loans Monitoring
Financial Account Monitoring
Court and Booking Records Monitoring
Change of Address Monitoring
Social Security Number Trace
Sex Offender Monitoring
Child Monitoring (which includes: CyberScan and Social Security Number Trace)

Nothing is foolproof, but I feel that I'm, pretty well covered.

I wish we could all sign onto a service like that.  I assume services of that nature cost a lot in registration fees.  I would be interested.

IT GETS WORSE:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-08/equifax-s-hacking-nightmare-gets-worse-thanks-to-arbitration-clause

 

 

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Salty Dog
9 minutes ago, Kreole said:

I wish we could all sign onto a service like that.  I assume services of that nature cost a lot in registration fees.  I would be interested.

Well it was free because of a hack of Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

It's called MyIDCare, but I don't know if the paid version ($9.95 a month) is the same as the one OPM is paying for. For instance, the paid version has $1M in Identity Theft Insurance whereas the OPM version has $5M in Identity Theft Insurance.

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3 hours ago, Kreole said:

This is a warning to all Americans:  Equifax has been hacked and a minimum of (very likely more) 143 million accounts have been compromised.  This means that criminals now have in their possession the mother lode of all personal information on each one of us and they can now easily steal our identities, open credit cards in our names, etc. etc.  This is SERIOUS!  but there is little coming from the MSM, so here is an article that gives you the information:  https://wolfstreet.com/2017/09/07/how-to-protect-your-credit-after-a-hack-data-breach/

I advise all of you to immediately put a security freeze on your accounts to prevent criminals from opening any credit cards in your name.  I went to the Equifax site: https://help.equifax.com/s/article/ka137000000DSDjAAO/How-do-I-place-a-security-freeze-on-my-Equifax-credit-file    to request information about how to get a security freeze and they have a link to facilitate the process:  https://www.freeze.equifax.com/

However, I cannot access the site from my location for 1 of 2 reasons:  Equifax has disable the site so to make it more time consuming an onerous to freeze accounts, or most likely my Smart signal, being abysmally slow or non existent, cannot access it.  Let me know if you have had any success.  I just tried the links from TransUnion and Experian, and they all have disabled their links to online security freeze.  Another article of interest:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-07/three-equifax-executives-sold-stock-before-revealing-cyber-hack  Nothing like having inside knowledge of impending drop in stock.  Now would be a good time to short the shit out of Equifax.

this guys are box or rocks  I think a few months ago I tried to get my once a year credit deal and after page after page of help up id you it said for your security mail us your request allow 120 days to respond 

help us help you send $$$

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Lee

A few people I know who are in Florida have already had their credit cards hacked, one guy never used his card, it was new, others have had Amazon CC hacked that they only use on Amazon, so either Amazon got hacked also or it is the Equfax hack that has caused this.

I have all the credit cards I use set up to email me when the card gets used, I have done away with banks that do not have secure sign in, Wells Fargo has it where it text you a number to put in so you can complete the sign in or they sell you a device that changes numbers every minute, HSBC has the same, Fidelity has secure sign in with an app on your android or iphone, and other banks offer similar, ask your banks and change over to cards that offer some type of secure sign in, I signed into my Cap One card yesterday and it prompted me to have them text me a secure number to the phone numbers I had listed, as did PayPal the other day when I signed in. Time for all of us to insist that our card companies and banks provide secure sign in of some type. 

 

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SkyMan

I hope this is a hoax but.....

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angbumabasa

Fortunately this does not worry us much. We went through 'Strategic Default' some time ago. Our credit ratings tanked then since we've used nothing since they've come up again. But we've just abandoned our last US address and since having nothing over here it's likely nothing can be made for any attempts to create new accounts. And, now we don't have any accounts, so.....? Want to buy on credit?............go to a vendor. Want to buy on line?........GCash. Mail we receive here in Brg'y from outside S. Leyte can take six months. Mail locally is delivered to our gate promptly. We quite likely already have suits and judgements outstanding in the US but so what as we will never return to the US.

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it's good to be king

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Lee

Hope they get fined all the made and more for insider trading, there is no question in my mind that was what they did, way too much to be a coincidence.

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