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Equifax data breach - largest breach in history!

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Just heard on OANN that Equifax had a HUGE data breach compromising 150 million people. That's about half the country. This breach is so huge that I don't know how they could even handle it.

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Yes, that is crazy. I tried to check to see if my wife and I were impacted but nothing pops up, just a date for eligble enrollment for "protection". Anyone else go and check and get a different message, like a yes or no?
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WTF wow how would you know your affected about this? This is huge man....
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I guess you give all your personal info to equifax and they will monitor your credit!
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I guess you give all your personal info to equifax and they will monitor your credit!
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I put in my last name and last 6 digits of ssn and the response was I may have been affected, so I clicked on the TrustedID Premier and a box comes up with .... please return to faq.trustedidpremier.com and click on the link to continue through the enrollment process.

Should I do this? It has:
Credit file monitoring and automated alerts of key changes to the 3 credit bureau's credit files
Allows me to prevent access to my Equifax credit report by third parties
SSN monitoring
$1M identity theft insurance

all with no charge.
What are the drawbacks? Will I be spammed with alerts, unwanted emails....?
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I guess you give all your personal info to equifax and they will monitor your credit!
Don't they already have all my personal info?
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WTF wow how would you know your affected about this? This is huge man....
Go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com

It will tell you if you may have been affected.

My problem is it said I was affected and I tried to enroll for protection and it came back with an enrollment date of 9/13/17 and told me to check back then. What? These criminals have a few more days to wreak havoc on my credit until Equifax can fit me in on the schedule?

This sucks.
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This thread is lacking some serious links so people can learn more https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/...americans/
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Go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com

It will tell you if you may have been affected.

My problem is it said I was affected and I tried to enroll for protection and it came back with an enrollment date of 9/13/17 and told me to check back then. What? These criminals have a few more days to wreak havoc on my credit until Equifax can fit me in on the schedule?

This sucks.
Thanks will check it out man this just sucks.
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Go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com

It will tell you if you may have been affected.

My problem is it said I was affected and I tried to enroll for protection and it came back with an enrollment date of 9/13/17 and told me to check back then. What? These criminals have a few more days to wreak havoc on my credit until Equifax can fit me in on the schedule?

This sucks.
Got the same, this sucks really bad. Mad
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Someone in the comments of the other link noted that if you sign up for the trusted ID thru them due to this breach you waive the right to sue them in a class action lawsuit. Just FYI.
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Yes, that is crazy. I tried to check to see if my wife and I were impacted but nothing pops up, just a date for eligble enrollment for "protection". Anyone else go and check and get a different message, like a yes or no?

Dunno.

Tried my info and it said I'm not affected, but with DW's it immediately goes to the page you mention.
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This thread is lacking some serious links so people can learn more https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/...americans/ [krebsonsecurity.com]i
from comments;
Just checked the site with a made up name and last 6, it returns a message saying you may have been impacted. Click to enroll. With an enrollment date of 9/13
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The fact that the breached entity (Equifax) is offering to sign consumers up for its own identity protection services strikes me as pretty rich. Typically, the way these arrangements work is the credit monitoring is free for a period of time, and then consumers are pitched on purchasing additional protection when their free coverage expires. In the case of this offering, consumers are eligible for the free service for one year.


there outta be a law
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This thread is lacking some serious links so people can learn more https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/...americans/
Doesn't matter. After its gets a couple pages they start asking the same questions over and over.

How many people in the US? 327mm... Almost a 50% chance you've won!

Now if it's like AllClear that Anthem offered everyone, better to stick with creditkarma or creditsesame. At least you get same day notification with them

the names I just made up give the enroll button, but above that, the paragraph looks the same as someone that has been impacted.
just need to read

Quote :
Based on the information provided,
we believe that your personal information may have been impacted by this incident.

Click the button below to continue your enrollment in TrustedID Premier.
Quote :
Based on the information provided,
we believe that your personal information was not impacted by this incident.

Click the button below to continue your enrollment in TrustedID Premier.
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