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FTC Encourages Credit Freezes Following Equifax Hack

Sep 22, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission encouraged consumers to consider placing security freezes with the three major credit reporting agencies following the data breach at Equifax. The FTC notice, which follows a previous note distinguishing fraud alerts from credit freezes, said that consumers should place a freeze with all three credit bureaus to be effective.


tips for community bankers spotlighting potential risks from the Equifax breach. The association has also released a customizable letter that community banks can use to inform their customers about the breach.


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