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Equifax fiasco
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:39 pm
  • Found this thread with some good info.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/personalfinanc ... _security/

    I have put a 90 day fraud alert on my information. If anyone tries to open an account with the info stolen from Equifax they have to call and confirm with me before authorizing the account. I'm looking into a credit freeze. I really don't have any need for more credit and don't mind jumping through a few more hoops to open an account.

    Anyone here doing anything to protect themselves?
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Re: Equifax fiasco
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:51 pm
  • They got two out of four of us in my house. Be sure and check your kids too.

    http://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/
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Re: Equifax fiasco
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:09 pm
  • I have had my credit locked with all three credit bureaus for years. Cost me about $60 altogether to lock down my credit the first time, and then it is $10-15 altogether each time I unlock them (costs vary by state, some states it is free to unlock). You can unlock them for a specific time period (up to a month) or you can unlock them for specific entities to access only (never done that).

    I just bought a new car in July, day before I walked in to finalize the sale it took me 30 minutes in total to log in and unlock my credit with all three. No issues, easy process.

    I recommend EVERYONE lock down their credit. Yes, it is a little annoying to go through the steps to unlock, but as long as you document exactly what each credit score company requires you to do to unlock, it is not a big deal when you need to grant access.
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Re: Equifax fiasco
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:58 pm
  • All because they didn't keep their servers patched. The Apache exploit was found and patched two months before this happened. Also...incredible: http://spuz.me/blog/zine/3Qu1F4x.html

    Equifax may very well get sued out of existence due to this. It could kill the company.
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Re: Equifax fiasco
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:11 am
  • WmHBonney wrote:They got two out of four of us in my house. Be sure and check your kids too.

    http://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/


    Can anyone confirm if this is safe? I mean I'm not eager to give the last 6 digits of my social to the guys who just got hacked on such a widespread basis....
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Re: Equifax fiasco
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:44 pm
  • That is the legitimate URL, yes.
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Re: Equifax fiasco
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:07 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:That is the legitimate URL, yes.


    But is it safe to give them my info is what I'm asking?
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Re: Equifax fiasco
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:14 pm
  • therealjohncarlson wrote:
    RolandDeschain wrote:That is the legitimate URL, yes.


    But is it safe to give them my info is what I'm asking?

    Safer than it was before, lol...

    Nobody outside of Equifax IT can really answer that question; but since it's less info than was already leaked, there's little reason not to put it in there, IMO.
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Re: Equifax fiasco
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:14 pm
  • Shouldn't they figure out who was on the list and take care of it? I never asked for them to have my info in the first place! Fix it! I have to pay to get my credit checked, what the hell!
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Re: Equifax fiasco
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:50 am
  • i5roadrunner wrote:Shouldn't they figure out who was on the list and take care of it? I never asked for them to have my info in the first place! Fix it! I have to pay to get my credit checked, what the hell!


    The way they get our info is when you take out a loan you agree to it as part pf the loan. What i really hate is we are not their customers and so they have less of a reason to care about taking care of our data. I'm hoping there are changes coming, either regulatory or in the abilty of people to control their own info.
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