Equifax Data Breach
Equifax, one of the big three U.S. credit bureaus announced on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that a data breach at the company may have exposed 143 million American consumers’ sensitive personal information.
What You Need to Know
Fibre Federal Credit Union uses information from TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax to make credit decisions and review existing accounts. We also report loan repayment information back to these three credit bureaus. We do not disclose credit or debit card numbers to any of the three credit bureaus.
Take Action: Stay Informed and Monitor
The Equifax data breach exposed personal information that includes name, Social Security number, and birthdate. A breach this large has the potential to include Fibre Federal members and we're here to help in any way we can. Fibre Federal remains ever-vigilant in securing our credit union data. Below are some steps you can take, specific to this incident, and others that are good practice in general.
You can also take proactive steps to monitor your accounts. Use Online Banking to set account alerts, change your PIN frequently, and practice good cyber-hygiene.
Download our CardValet app (available in the App Store or Google Play) and set your preferred spending parameters. It lets you control how, when, and where your Fibre Federal cards can be used. You can turn your card off when not in use, set alerts to advise you when your card is used, and even set controls that limit where and for what amounts the card can be used.
Visit Equifax’s website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.