Equifax -Credit Monitoring

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Escalader, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    Land of the Mooses
    Still get information from McAfee re services. This is of interest to but I am affraid this service is not available here! Does anybody know?

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    Equifax Credit Watch Silver makes it easy.

    o Weekly monitoring for key file changes (email/wireless alerts)
    o One free Equifax Credit Report with discounts on additional reports
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    * Certain limitations and exclusions apply. Identity Fraud
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    claims or losses depends on actual policy provisions.
    Availability of coverage can depend on our underwriting
    qualifications and state regulations. Coverage not available
    for residents of New York.

    Equifax's credit monitoring products are protected by US
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    If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-829-3616,
    8:00AM - 3:00AM (EST), 7 days a week. You may e-mail us anytime
    at customer.care@equifax.com. Or you can write us: Equifax
    Consumer Services, Inc. PO Box 105496, Atlanta, GA 30348.

    Equifax Privacy Policy:

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  2. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

    May 2, 2004
    North West, United Kingdom
    Seems to be a(nother) case of credit bureaux trying to make money out of a service that can be obtained for minimal cost. Depending on credit legislation where you live, you should be able to obtain a credit report for minimal or no expense (US readers see here and UK readers here). If you believe that you have been a victim of identity theft in the US, you can place a Fraud Alert on your report which then prevents any new accounts being opened in your name without further verification.
  3. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    Land of the Mooses
    Yes, I agree!

    What happened here (in the media) is a mutual fund company "lost" 400,000 client records between Montreal and Toronto via a hard drive!

    Who moves data by hard drive! I was on that drive.

    The credit bureau phone lines are plugged up!

    I've done all I can including escalate to higher management to see exactly what info of mine was on that drive!!

    More later
  4. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

    Nov 28, 2003
    Sky over the Wilders Forest
    It does not help much...but I am so sorry. My worst fear...a similar event could befall me. :doubt: :'(
  5. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    Land of the Mooses
    Thanks, it does help!

    I heard back today finally from the Fund company, only 3 pieces of information were on that data base relating to me. My account number, now changed, their account number now changed,

    AND my sin number which is the same as the ssn in the usa.

    What the bad guys could do with that number alone I don't know.

    Does anybody know?
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