Update to Equifax Breach
September 21, 2017
Attorney General DeWine offered the following updates that can be found on Equifax’s website:
- Charge for Security Freeze: Equifax has agreed to waive fees for placing and removing security freezes through November 21, 2017. Additionally, consumers who paid for a security freeze starting at 5:00pm on September 7, 2017 will receive a refund. Note that you are still required to pay for security freezes through TransUnion and Experian should you choose to place a freeze there; to do this, you must contact TransUnion and Experian directly.
To learn more about the breach, including whether you were affected, and to find updated information, visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com or call 866-447-7559.
In response to the breach, Attorney General DeWine, along with 43 other attorneys general, issued a letter urging Equifax to reconsider some of its current practices in response to the breach. Among other things, the letter asks Equifax to reconsider and cease marketing fee-based products; to extend the TrustedID Premier enrollment deadline; and to extend the hours to 24-hours-a-day and to properly staff the call center.