That’s a nice bit of irony coming from a company that sells services to protect consumers against identity theft.
As many as 143 million Americans are affected and hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers were exposed.
You can enter your last name and the last 6 digits of your social security number here to see if your information was accessed. It appears that Equifax is letting anyone enroll in a free year of TrustedID Premier, which is Equifax’s own credit monitoring service. I’m sure they would love it if you love the service and decide to pay for it after the year is over…
After you check for your name, the site will give you a date to return and complete the enrollment process. You must enroll by 11/21/17 and the service lasts for one year from when you complete enrollment.
“TrustedID Premier provides copies of your Equifax credit report; the ability to lock your Equifax credit report; 3-Bureau credit monitoring of your Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit reports; Internet scanning for your Social Security number; and identity theft insurance.”
You should always check your credit card statements to ensure that there are no unauthorized charges. It’s also a good idea to check annualcreditreport.com to ensure that nobody has stolen your identity.