Five things you should know about the 2017 Equifax data breach
LIVE OAK, Texas (Sept. 8, 2017) — With news of the recent data breach at Equifax — one of the leading credit bureaus in the United States — RBFCU wants to ensure that you have access to information about the incident to address any questions you may have.
Equifax announced a data breach that could potentially affect approximately 143 million consumers. In the announcement, the company reported that certain files and identifiable personal information including Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver license numbers were accessed.
When did this happen?
Equifax reported the unauthorized access was detected within their systems on July 29, 2017. Based on its internal investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017.
Is the breach contained?
According to Equifax, the breach has since been contained.
How do I know if I was affected?
To find out if you were affected by the breach, visit www.equifax.com for more information.
What can I do if I’ve been affected?
Review and monitor your account statements and credit reports and immediately report any unauthorized activity to your financial institutions. RBFCU also offers MemberSafe, a service that monitors changes to your personal information and credit history for a small monthly fee, to guard against fraud and identity theft. For more information, visit rbfcu.org/membersafe or enroll today at membersafe.rbfcu.org.
MemberSafe service is a personal identity theft protection service available to personal checking account owner(s), their joint account owners and their eligible family members. Family includes: Spouse, persons qualifying as domestic partner, and children under 25 years of age and parent(s) who are residents of the same household. Service is not available to a “signer” on the account who is not an account owner. Service is not available to businesses and their employees, clubs and/or churches and their members, schools and their employees/students. Personal Internet & Identity Coverage Master Policy issued to Econ-O-Check Association underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. Services and benefits for cellular telephone coverage are insured under a policy from Plateau Casualty Insurance Company, 2701 North Main Street, Crossville, TN. The description herein are summaries only and intended for informational purposes only and does not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of the policies described. Please refer to the actual benefits for terms, conditions, and exclusions of coverage. Registration/activation required. Cellular telephone bill must be paid using your RBFCU Checking, Savings or Credit Card account. Coverage for all claims or losses depends on the actual policy provisions. Availability of coverage can depend on underwriting qualifications and state regulations. Insurance products are not deposits; not NCUA insured; not an obligation of Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU); and not guaranteed by RBFCU or any affiliated entity.