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Offline grouch

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equifax breech
« on: September 12, 2017, 12:20:08 AM »
Haven't seen this mentioned here, yet. You may want to consider freezing your credit. Equifax is finally admitting to a breech affecting 143,000,000 accounts -- names, addresses, birthdates, social security numbers, etc.

Some information at Chicago Tribune including phone numbers and links to Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

Gee, isn't that special? We the "consumers" didn't do a thing wrong, yet we bear the risk and cost of their incompetence. Who anointed these 3 to carry our personal information? Why is it called identity theft when it's venders and lenders not doing due diligence to find out who they're dealing with? Isn't that identity give-away?

Here's some salt for the wounds. If you want Equifax to put a freeze on your credit, you have to use their "web app" crap to put in all your identifying information. I guess that's so the vandals can get everyone they missed the first time around.

TransUnion wants you to register for an account. And you'll be charged from $7 to $10 for the credit freeze at each of them.

Time to shred credit cards and put your money in a jar under the mattress. Then visit your local county government offices and make sure they don't transfer real estate online via "apps".

Find something to do that interests you.

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Re: equifax breech
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 12:25:47 AM »
This is why I got rid of all my credit cards 3 years ago and haven't looked back.
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Re: equifax breech
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 08:21:35 AM »
This is why I got rid of all my credit cards 3 years ago and haven't looked back.

They will still have all your personal info, if you've ever dealt with a lender (bank or otherwise), a bankruptcy court or the IRS.

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