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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Information About the Equifax Security Incident
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Please secure yourself before its too late.

The following website has been established by Equifax for consumers to find information about this incident: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/. A second website has also been created to help consumers determine if their information has been potentially compromised, and provides steps for signing up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection: https://trustedidpremier.com/eligibility/eligibility.html.
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dneufarth

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject:
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Good advice, but also know

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/08/psa-no-matter-what-you-write-equifax-may-tell-you-youve-been-impacted-by-the-hack
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:17 pm    Post subject:
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Dave, I don't authenticate the source of the news you posted.
However, I have checked with all of my co workers here as it is a big news and few of them got the messages about "May be possibly compromised" so if that's true what else is the solution we have? Once you are enrolled you are covered and monitored for anti-theft protection for free up to $$1mm.
And I also doubt they can forge such a big news, FBI too is involved..
or take a chance by staying away. icon_smile.gif
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vasanthz

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:29 am    Post subject:
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More fiasco, the pin they generate now is just a timestamp.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/equifax-moves-to-fix-weak-pins-for-security-freeze-on-consumer-credit-reports/
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:32 am    Post subject:
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I'm in same situation as everyone else. I did the check and enrolled several days ago.

Then this article appeared and I did random checking myself. Got similar results. Thought others may want to know that the Equifax provided message may (and I stress may) be unreliable. I have not gone back to test the Equifax link.

My suggestion is to get credit reports either from Experian and/or TransUnion. Read them carefully.

Only real protection is from one of the credit/identity protection services or insurance to aid you if identity theft affects you.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply to: Information About the Equifax Security Incident
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More than the hackers, I am worried about my data being with such companies.

This may all be a scam to make people register for TrustID and from next year, TrusID can charge people for the security of their data. I believe, millions of people will Enroll for TrustID after this news and even if they take $10 a year (from next year), it will be a huge benefit for the company.

And, who said the data was leaked/breached? The same company who is asking as to get TrustID and Not to sue them for data breach.

They wait six weeks to announce it and in that time the top executives sell the shares (and may probably buy later when the stock is down).

This all seems too fishy.

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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:52 am    Post subject:
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Yes.. as a precaution I have requested all my accounts to close and open with new numbers so they can't use what's already been compromised. And going forward any new accounts opened I get notifications so trying to be secured
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