What To Know Following The Equifax Data Breach
Liberty First Credit Union wants to help protect you and your financial information.
The Equifax data breach was initially discovered on July 29th. The company responded by promptly hiring an independent security firm to begin investigating. Then names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, credit card numbers and some driver’s licenses were learned to have been compromised.
For more information about the Equifax breach, please visit Equifax's website.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission are government entities responsible for protecting consumer interests. Please visit each agency above by clicking on their name to assess their advisories regarding the Equifax Breach.
Should you discover your are victim of the Equifax Breach please visit the Government's Identity Theft site and their Lost or Stolen Information site.
Liberty First Credit Union also offers an Identity Protection service that has some of the above features, plus additional services that will further protect you, including:
- Dark Web Monitoring — Monitors criminal activity on the internet and alerts you if you are exposed. This technology proactively detects compromised or stolen personally identifiable information, such as social security numbers or medical identification numbers, by monitoring thousands of websites and millions of data points. It collects data in real-time on an international level, regardless of the country or language.
- Lost Wallet Protection - Helps easily cancel and replace important items found in your wallet.
- Full-Service Identity Restoration - A certified specialist will guide you step-by-step to repair your compromised identity, helping with activities such as filing fraud alerts, placing credit freezes at different bureaus and more.
- 24/7 Credit Monitoring — Receive alerts on changes such as loan data, inquiries, new accounts, judgments, liens and more.
- Monthly Credit Score + Plotter — Score Plotter allows you to see how your Experian credit score changes over time. It also tells you what factors contributed to those shifts so you understand what actions to take. View your score regularly without having to incur extra costs of pulling credit reports.
- Annual Credit Report - Get full access to your complete credit report each year.
To enroll in our ID Protect program simply stop in to one of our locations for additional information or give us a call at 402-465-1000.