The Shred360 Team is committed to keeping your personal information as secure as possible. In an effort to minimize your potential losses due to this data breach, we are providing this helpful information.
Equifax recently identified a potential breach of more than 143 millions consumers.
Information compromised may include: Social security numbers, Dates of birth, Addresses, Driver’s license numbers, and some consumers credit card information (for approximately 209,000 consumers)
First, you want to see if your personal information is potentially impacted:
Equifax has set up an easy way to see if your information might have been breached.
Equifax’s “Verification Link“, allows you to determine whether your information may have been breached. Follow the simple instructions and determine if Equifax believes you’ve been affected.
Click “HERE” to check your status.
Next, you can enroll in Equifax’s credit monitoring and identity theft protection. Equifax is now offering one free year of TrustedID Premier, its credit monitoring and identity theft protection product, to all U.S. consumers, even if you aren’t a victim.
Once you enter your information in Equifax’s , you’ll be given the option to enroll in TrustedID Premier. Click Enroll, and you’ll be provided with an enrollment date. Be sure to write down this date and return to the site on or after that date.
Finally, be cautious of emails that come directly from Equifax. Equifax is only going to notify “VIA MAIL” the 209,000 consumers whose credit card information may have been affected. Please do not trust emails that appear to come from Equifax regarding the breach. Attackers are likely to take advantage of the situation and craft sophisticated phishing e-mails.
For more information, visit Equifax’s “FAQs page“ if you have any other concerns or questions