California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a consumer alert September 10 following an Equifax data breach that affected 143 million Americans and over 15 million Californians.
We are urging those affected by this event and others to take protecting your identity very seriously.
Iowans can check if the breach exposed their personal information at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. Within two weeks, you will receive a letter with a unique PIN to unlock and relock your credit, he said.
"Equifax is offering a free credit monitoring service for a year".
Duncan said she has called Equifax several times to put a freeze on her credit file but every time she is prompted to give her personal information she is told the request can't be processed. Equifax, which says it learned of the breach in late July, said credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and certain documents for another 182,000 were also accessed.
"If you apply for a credit card or you apply for auto loans..." A credit freeze makes it harder for someone to open a new account in your name.
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The company has set up a website for consumers to figure out if their information has been compromised and sign up for credit monitoring. Doing this earlier in tax season will make it less likely that someone else can file a fraudulent return in your name using your social security number.
Tip #2: Run your credit report.
Rafael Flores says he first found out about the security breach on the news. Schmidt's office says an investigation is underway but does recommend Kansans check their credit reports and even consider placing a freeze on their credit.
Credit bureau staff will review your report with you.
Peterson cautioned those affected to be sure they are signing up for Equifax's free service and not its paid service. It's one of three major credit bureaus used by banks, lenders, and businesses to approve loans and credit cards.