We, here at Alta Vista Credit Union, understand your increased concern for your personal information due to the Equifax breach.
As you probably already know, Equifax recently announced that personal data of up to 143 million U.S. consumers was potentially compromised from a data breach.
We're sure you have questions. For answers, go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com or call 1.866.447.7559. The call center is open every day (including weekends) from 4:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Pacific time.
As of 9/7/17, Equifax has stated that there is "No Evidence of Unauthorized Access to Core Consumer or Commercial Credit Reporting Databases." It may still be in your best interest to understand or review the information Equifax has been issuing in response.
Equifax will send direct mail notices to consumers whose credit card numbers (estimated at 209,000 people) or dispute documents (estimated at 182,000 people) with personal identifying information were impacted. That information is also available at the Equifax Potential Impact website.
To see recommended courses of action the Federal Trade Commission has provided on the breach, please click here. If you would like to place a security freeze on your Equifax credit information, please visit https://www.freeze.equifax.com/Freeze and follow the instructions provided. Victims of identity theft are not required to pay a fee for the freeze.
This is being provided for informational purposes only. Alta Vista Credit Union does not use Equifax as a source of credit information and we are not making recommendations of action or inaction. It is important for you to consider what may be the best option for you.