Equifax, one of the largest U.S. credit bureaus, recently disclosed that a data breach jeopardizing social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers may have affected up to 143 million Americans. To determine if your information may have been compromised you can visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.
Whether or not you were impacted by this credit bureau data breach, you can rest assured that your personal information is secure at Inwood National Bank and we monitor your account 24/7 for suspicious activity.
Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to actively protecting your accounts:
- Monitor your existing credit card and bank accounts closely and set up transaction alerts.
- Check your free annual credit reports from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion at annualcreditreport.com.
- Visit IdentityTheft.gov to find out what to do if you feel your identity has been compromised.
- File your taxes early, as soon as you have the tax information you need, before a scammer can beat you to it. Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund.
- Beware phishing schemes and other scams relating to this incident. Do not click on links in emails from people you do not know or even those that look like they come from companies trying to reach out to you about your accounts. Go directly to the website of the company you have an account with and log on there.