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Scammers Are Going After Equifax Breach Victims
With so many cases of sensitive information hacks, protecting your data is critical
It’s been a few months since Equifax announced the massive data breach where the information of 143 million people was stolen. Threats are coming at those people, (i.e., us), in multiple ways. Not only is our private information of social security numbers and birthdates (among other info) now on the dark web and in the hands of thieves, but also, different scammers are posing as Equifax representatives in an effort to trick victims into revealing even more information.
Scamming examples include callers pretending to be from Equifax attempting to verify information. Please remember, Equifax isn’t calling anyone. If you suspect your information has been affected, (and it probably has), you need to call them. And this isn’t true just for Equifax – no reputable organization or vendor – such as Home Depot, Target, Bank of America, Amazon and so on – calls customers to verify information. Customers and employees must also always view any email or text communication as a possible phishing scam. Even incoming phone calls must be screened because you can’t even trust your phone’s caller ID as scammers have ways of spoofing this too.
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