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Citellus
12 Sep 2017

I can not use credit at Target. I can avoid using Yahoo. I don't have to have a credit card from a hacked company. All after the fact, of course. But how can I possibly avoid Equifax having and giving out my information?

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cal67
12 Sep 2017

Not surprising. As far as I am concerned Equifax crossed the line to sleazy outfit some time ago. I used to get regular emails from them at my work email offering to sell me data from their customers so that my company could target people by location, financial income demographic or many other identifiers. Of course they wouldn't give personal information, just lump them into a group and then give me their contact information. I blocked them as spammers. And yes, I did check to ensure it wasn't some spammer. Check out http://www.equifax.com/business/customer-segmentation/

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GerryR
12 Sep 2017

Thanks Bob. This makes me feel that people should be able to change their SSNs but according to my lawyer brother whose specialty is Social Security Law that is not possible. Too bad the government isn't more flexible, but, in reality, the federal government has turned into a farce.

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Duane
12 Sep 2017

Follow up on class action lawsuit. My daughter who works in the legal profession told me tonight that 23 lawsuits were filed today against EquiFax. Let the torts begin!

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Duane
12 Sep 2017

Checked my wife's with her current surname and got "we believe your personal information was not impacted ..."

Tried it with her maiden name and got a "we believe that your personal information may have been impacted by this incident"

Be sure you check with all surnames - current and previous associated with your SSN.

Posted by:

sewlady
12 Sep 2017

Thanks to ladylibertea for info on AAA's offering. I've been a member around 40 years and didn't know about it. Just signed up for the ProtectMyId.

Thanks again.

Posted by:

Dean Forsyth
12 Sep 2017

Yes. Thank you LadyLiberTEA! Signing up for AAA ProtectMyID now.

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Gary J. Rachuba
12 Sep 2017

I will be 70 years of age on my next birthday. I figured a couple years ago that I probably will not be seeking any major items requiring loans in my later years. Because of this I put a freeze on my credit reports for all three credit bureaus about three years ago. I check one credit bureau every four months and it has remained clear since I froze my accounts. The freeze has also cut way back on the amount of junk mail I receive.

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Nightwish_Fan
12 Sep 2017

I have a question: If I freeze my credit reports, I understand I canNOT get any new credit. I get that part. But the part I don't understand is can I still get access to my Free (3) credit reports. You know, to see them and check them and make sure they are OK--Each one, once a year. Or are we blocked from doing that too? That part is unclear to me.
Great blog Bob. I always enjoy your newsletters.
And thanks to folks in advance for any advice you may have.

Posted by:

Chuck
13 Sep 2017

Just froze my wife's account and mine.

Don't think only the Christians have to worry about the mark of the beast.

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