Washington, D.C (Sept. 8, 2017)—Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Camden R. Fine today issued the following statement on the Equifax security breach.
“ICBA and the nation’s community banks are deeply concerned about the compromise of millions of Americans’ personal information at Equifax and want consumers to be aware of ways to protect themselves and their personal financial information against identity theft and cybersecurity-related crimes. Community banks’ primary concern is to protect their customers from fraud. They will remain vigilant in guarding their customers’ financial assets. The community banking industry wants consumers to have as much information, education and resources as possible so they can protect themselves at this time.
“Consumers should carefully monitor their accounts and report any unusual activity to their community bank. The Federal Trade Commission also provides guidance on immediate steps consumers should take to repair identity theft.”
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The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 5,800 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.