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  • scot30 Sep 12, 4:22 p.m.

    Do NOT sign up for the free one year of credit monitoring that they're offering. If you do, that removes your right to participate in a class action suit against them if one is started. Also, the information that was stolen can be used to apply for credit in your name WELL past the one year of credit monitoring that Equifax is offering. The absolute BEST thing you can do is to place a security freeze on your credit report with all of the major reporting agencies. This is FREE (always has been) for residents of NC if you do it online. A security freeze adds a minor inconvenience because you have to do a temporary unfreeze any time you want/need to apply for credit - but it's worth the peace of mind of others not being able to get credit in your name. Most people don't apply for credit very frequently anyway, so the freeze shouldn't be a big deal for the average person. Also, places you already have a credit relationship with can still access your report without you doing an unfreeze.

  • Clarence Drumgoole Sep 12, 5:37 a.m.
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    The Class Action Lawsuit, wont be a scam, "Sign Me Up"! 000-00-0000

  • Wayne R. Douglas Sep 11, 11:12 a.m.
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    I have my facts quite together. I have even talked to the company which Equifax has hired to take their calls. I have detailed statements from them, saying that Equifax handed them a sheet of paper to read from, when callers asked questions. Some of their people were willing to speak the truth to me, instead of reading from that paper, because what they were told to read was so stupid.

  • Phillip Mozingo Sep 11, 7:42 a.m.
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    Unless you have your facts together I would refrain from posting these lies. You can be sued as well. I have entered several SS numbers into the system that state they were NOT affected. These were legitimate SS numbers. Not fake ones as you report.

  • Wayne R. Douglas Sep 10, 5:30 a.m.
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    One entry I used, was "mobilehome" and for the last 6 of the supposed SSN, I used "010101". The message was exactly the same. This is a scam.

  • Wayne R. Douglas Sep 10, 5:21 a.m.
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    Just for fun, I went to this website. You have to navigate a bit, but eventually you will come to the right page. You have to scroll down to the bottom and click on "POTENTIAL IMPACT". Then again click on "POTENTIAL IMPACT". At this point, you can enter any last name you like and make up any 6 digits. It doesn't matter what name you put in or what 6 digits you choose. I used 4 different names and I can't even remember the digits I used each time. The answer was the same for all of them....

    "Thank You

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

    Click the button below to continue your enrollment in TrustedID Premier. "
    This is nothing more than a scam. Try it for yourself.

  • Wayne R. Douglas Sep 10, 5:11 a.m.
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    It's pretty convenient that Equifax is supposedly admitting to a security breech, and at the same time, they are trying to get folks to sign up for credit monitoring. This is not the same as identify theft protection. It's like those commercials. They will only notify you if your information is stolen. Your information has been stolen. Sure, they are offering a 1 year free service, meant to only limit peoples right to sue them for this breech. If you are ignorant enough to fall for this scheme, then you deserve to lose your money.

  • Nick Edwards Sep 9, 6:34 p.m.
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    Website is complete bull. A bunch of company released propaganda statements. Actual search link to see if you're effected is hidden and will not work. Gives a continuous "ReCaptcha" error. I hope this company is sued out of existence.

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