Equifax Data Breach

Personal Data of 143 Million US Consumers May Have Been Compromised

Here is what you need to know

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What Happened?

Equifax, one of three major consumer credit reporting agencies, announced yesterday that cybercriminals exploited a vulnerability in their website and gained access to social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver license numbers. 143 Million US consumers may have been affected. This is one of the largest data breaches in US history.

How Do I Know If I am at Risk?

Unlike all other data breaches, individuals may not be aware that they are customers of Equifax. If you would like to find out if you may be at risk in this data breach please visit this link:https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/

What Steps Can I Take?

United Teletech Financial takes identity theft and fraud extremely seriously. We offer a number of products and services that help keep your identity safe and prevent and fight fraud.

1) Fraud Defender - All United Teletech members who have United Rewards Checking Account are automatically enrolled in Fraud Defender, an identity theft protection service. To learn more about this service and it's benefits click here.

2) Member Alerts - If you have a United Teletech Debit or Credit Card you can set customized alerts to be quickly notified of any unauthorized charges or suspicious activity on your account

3) Mastercard ID Theft Protection - This service is free to everyone who has a United Teletech Mastercard(either credit or debit). It will scour the Internet to see if your personal information is not being bought, sold or compromised. If they discover it is, they’ll send you an alert ASAP. To register click here.


Questions or Concerns?

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