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.