What do you need to know about Equifax?
Earlier this month, the consumer credit reporting company Equifax reported that hackers accessed the personal data—which includes Social Security numbers and credit card numbers—of approximately 143 million people. Since your credit score determines your eligibility for loans, many people have expressed concern.
Equifax has engaged a leading cybersecurity firm to assess the situation and provide recommendations. You can access Equifax's dedicated website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, to determine if your information has been impacted. On the website, you can also sign up for complimentary credit file monitoring and identity theft protection.
If you'd like to talk to an Equifax representative, you can contact their dedicated call center at Equifax at 866-447-7559; the call center is open seven days a week from 7 am-1 am, Eastern Time. Their website also has a list of frequently asked questions. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also protects consumers from fraudulent practices and has a link on their website to assist customers with steps they can take to protect themselves.
You may want to call the two other nationwide consumer credit reporting agencies, Experian (1-888-397-3742) and TransUnion (1-800-680-7289) to see if there are other steps you can take to protect your information.
It's important to stay informed in situations like this, so Guild appreciates the opportunity to serve as a source of assistance to our customers. We will also be monitoring the situation ourselves and feel free to contact Guild with any questions you may have.
The information provided herein has been prepared by a third party company and has been distributed for informational purposes only. The positions of the author do not necessarily represent the positions of Guild Mortgage Company or its affiliates.
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