The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Trade Commission have issued a warning about Equifax phishing scams. The Hill (9/14, Chalfant, 1.68M) reports the FTC “issued an alert Thursday warning consumers to beware of phone calls from individuals purporting to be Equifax representatives asking for account or personal information.” DHS' computer emergency readiness team “distributed a related warning cautioning individuals ‘to be wary of calls or emails purporting to be from Equifax agents.'” The warnings come as scammers are “looking to capitalize on the recent Equifax data breach through fraudulent emails or phone calls.
In addition to the fake agents potentially calling you, you should also be aware of Equifax's 'free credit monitoring' they have offered to those affected. If you choose to do this, the terms of agreement forbid you for participating in any legal claim against Equifax related to the breach. Dev Sethi discusses this facet of the Equifax Data Breach here.
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