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  Old  October 13th, 2017, 1:45pm     #61
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Top Story: If you visited Equifax's site, you could be infected with nasty malware

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  Old  October 18th, 2017, 5:35pm     #62
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I finally ended up getting all (3) reporting agencies to freeze my credit. One I had to call and the other two I did online.
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  Old  October 18th, 2017, 7:42pm     #63
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I finally ended up getting all (3) reporting agencies to freeze my credit. One I had to call and the other two I did online.
Same here...one by phone and 2 online....took days (and hours!) for each one, but I have finally gotten a letter from two of them, confirming the freeze...just waiting for the third one to come in the mail.

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  Old  October 18th, 2017, 8:08pm     #64
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I haven't gotten any letters confirming any of our freezes.

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  Old  October 22nd, 2017, 7:16pm     #65
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I haven't gotten any letters confirming any of our freezes.
Only one sent a letter and that's because I did the freeze on the phone.

The two that I did online gave me the pin code right there and said I would not receive any mail.

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  Old  October 22nd, 2017, 8:13pm     #66
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Only one sent a letter and that's because I did the freeze on the phone.

The two that I did online gave me the pin code right there and said I would not receive any mail.
Ok, that's probably it, we did all of ours online, so they didn't have to send the pins. Was a littlle worried they might have gone to our old address.

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  Old  October 23rd, 2017, 8:03am     #67
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Ok, that's probably it, we did all of ours online, so they didn't have to send the pins. Was a littlle worried they might have gone to our old address.
I heard the hackers were sending the online traffic to a bogus site. Are you sure the site you went to was legit?


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  Old  October 23rd, 2017, 2:42pm     #68
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This wasn't a fun message to receive.

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Based on the information provided, we believe that your personal information may have been impacted by this incident.

Did any of you sign up for the class action lawsuit?


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  Old  October 29th, 2017, 12:27pm     #69
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It didn't have to be as bad as it was
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  Old  October 29th, 2017, 12:55pm     #70
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I heard the hackers were sending the online traffic to a bogus site. Are you sure the site you went to was legit?


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I used the listed sites from my state's webpage..

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  Old  February 1st, 2018, 5:02am     #71
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People are taking Equifax to small-claims court — and winning
Just thought I would put this up here for discussion.

The luck of the draw
According to public records, about a dozen people in San Francisco have sued Equifax, many of whom used the app. But they haven’t always won — it depends on the judge.

One judge, who ruled in favor for a handful of plaintiffs against Equifax, including Darrow, seemed especially sympathetic. (With around one out of every two adults being affected, she was likely a victim of the breach as well.)

Darrow points to her ruling as a good blueprint to go from when arguing before the court. In it, the judge noted that Equifax had a duty to safeguard information, failed to heed warnings from the Department of Homeland Security, and “willfully” violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state regulations.

To some judges at least, demonstrating Equifax was negligent in its duty is enough for a positive judgment. The credit monitoring company was slow to disclose the breach (not everyone affected even got an email notifying them of what happened); it also pointed consumers to a useless website to see if they were affected, and then pushed them to sign up for a monitoring product that both could strip consumers of the right to sue the company and provide it with potential future revenue.

Damages can be tricky to show, but one victor, Jason Wittig, who won a $7,900 ruling in San Francisco Superior Court, said that he pointed to all the credit monitoring he would have to do to make sure his data was safe. One woman, he said, showed that she had to hire credit reporting services. In Wittig’s ruling, as in Darrow’s, the judge added up the cost of monitoring for 10 years and time spent dealing with “unauthorized access events.”

According to Wittig, this isn’t just an abstract concern. His personal information, including his phone number, seems to have been out in the open, leading to copious spam calls and emails. (In fact, he thought Yahoo Finance was a spammer and requested to be “removed from your calling list.”)

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I'm thinking there will be class action suits that all affected will be included in. I really don't think it's worth going through all the hoops of small claims court on your own unless you have had our identity stolen and used because of this breech.

I know something should be done because of everyone now having to take extra extra precautions.. but I was in a breech as a gov't employee and nothing was ever done about that except for some cheap monitoring of my info.

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