Topic Thread

1.  Equifax breach

Posted 7 days ago
Good afternoon all!

There's a website: Enroll in Complimentary Identity Theft Protection | Equifax


And we've going back and forth on whether to take part in this because supposedly if you sign up for this you give up your right to sue Equifax.

I was just wondering what others think about this, and if they anyone has signed up?

Thank you!





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Christine Rivera
Accountant
Gillette Air Conditioning
San Antonio TX
(210) 735-9235
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2.  RE: Equifax breach

Posted 6 days ago

I signed up personally as my info may have been compromised and I was not made aware, during that process, that I was giving up any rights to sue.

Thanks



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Wendy Byerley
Director of Contract Controls
Allan Myers, Inc.
Worcester PA
(610) 222-4628
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3.  RE: Equifax breach

Posted 6 days ago
​A fellow member was kind enough to email an article that Equifax dropped the arbitration clause that causing concern.

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2017/09/11/Under-pressure-Equifax-jettisons-arbitration-clause/stories/201709110166

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Christine Rivera
Accountant
Gillette Air Conditioning
San Antonio TX
(210) 735-9235
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4.  RE: Equifax breach

Posted 6 days ago
From their FAQ page:

We've added an FAQ to our website to confirm that enrolling in the free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection that we are offering as part of this cybersecurity incident does not waive any rights to take legal action. We removed that language from the Terms of Use on the website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. The Terms of Use on www.equifax.com do not apply to the TrustedID Premier product being offered to consumers as a result of the cybersecurity incident.


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Robert Scott BA Professional Accounting
Controller
Forte Specialty Contractors
Las Vegas NV
(702) 697-2000
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5.  RE: Equifax breach

Posted 5 days ago
I was one of the unfortunate ones to have my information hacked.  I highly recommend you go to all three major credit reporting sites (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) and freeze your accounts.  This will prevent anyone from opening up new accounts in your name.  You just have to remember to "unfreeze" your account if and when you go to get credit for anything.

I'm spoken to several people who are going to freeze their accounts even if they hadn't been hacked for security reasons.  It's better than using LifeLock or any other monitoring company because this prevents anyone from doing anything instead of alerting you when someone has already done something!


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Barbara Laden MBA
Controller
Integrity General Contractors, LLC
Dallas TX
(972) 774-5566
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6.  RE: Equifax breach

Posted 5 days ago
Thank you Barbara, this is very helpful

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Ron Smith
Regional Manager
Strategies Group
Gulf Breeze FL
(850) 982-9094
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