Knowledge is power.
Equifax, a consumer credit reporting agency, announced on September 7, 2017, that confidential information of 143 million consumers may have been compromised in a cybersecurity incident. CoreFirst Bank & Trust wants to make sure you have all the information you need regarding the Equifax incident. You can arm yourself with the right information to make decisions about your next steps:
- Visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com or call 1.866.447.7559. The Equifax call center is open every day (including weekends) from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. ET. By visiting the website you can find out more about the details of the situation and determine if your personal information was part of the incident. Equifax is offering a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance to individuals that were compromised.
- The Federal Trade Commission has provided recommendations to consider regarding this incident, visit the FTC by clicking HERE.
CoreFirst Bank & Trust is providing the above links to give customers general information about the Equifax breach. You must assess your own personal situation before deciding what steps you should or should not take to address the breach.
Other things to keep in mind:
- If you have a personal deposit account, consider enrolling in ID ProtectSM, with solutions form ID Theft protection to restoration. Learn More
- Keep good tabs on your personal finance. Make sure you have online access to accounts and cards so you can easily review transactions and alert the financial institution with suspicious activity. Your CoreFirst accounts are easily assessable with Internet Banking or the Mobile App.
- Review your credit reports. Make sure to review your credit report. Visit annualcreditreport.com to get a free copy. If you see any discrepancies, contact the reporting financial institution immediately.
- Protect yourself. Take a minute to read through ourSecurity Tipsto help keep your identity and finances safe.