How To Check If You Are Affected By The Breach
Equifax has established a website for consumers to check to see if their information was exposed. To check, go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and click on the "Potential Impact" tab. You must then submit your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number. The site will verify if you are affected by this breach.
Fraudsters may use this incident to attempt gaining information through fake emails. It is strongly recommended that consumers go directly to the Equifax website referenced from a trusted computer and internet connection. Refrain from clicking on links contained in emails or social media sites.
Equifax has reported that they will offer one year free credit monitoring services to all consumers who enroll, regardless if they were impacted. Once the verification process has been completed, the site will walk consumers through the enrollment process. The enrollment process is a two-step process and the experience may be different for each consumer. Some consumers will receive an enrollment date with instructions to visit the website on that date to complete the enrollment process, while other consumers may be transferred directly to the Trusted ID website to complete the enrollment process immediately. Consumers are advised to follow the instructions given by Equifax if they wish to take advantage of the free credit monitoring services.