At Roundbank, we strive to protect your personal information, and to help you protect it outside of our walls. One of the three credit-reporting agencies, Equifax, recently reported a data breach that has the potential to impact approximately 143 million consumers. We encourage you to take advantage of the following tools in order to protect the identity of you and your family.
Step 1: Equifax Website
After the data breach, Equifax established a dedicated website for consumers to check if their personal information has been comprised. The website features frequently asked questions, access to their support team, and additional information regarding the recent event.
**NOTE – Equifax has confirmed they will not be sending emails to consumers to verify information.
Equifax Security Website - www.equifaxsecurity2017.com
Equifax Consumer Search Tool - www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact
Step 2: Roundbank Monitoring Tools
Roundbank is continuously adding eBanking features to help our customers stay on top of their finances. We recommend learning about all the account monitoring tools below that can help fight identity theft threats.
Online Banking – Click Here
Mobile App Banking – Click Here
Step 3: Credit Monitoring
Credit monitoring is one of the most common and cost-effective ways to stay on top of your personal information. In response to the breach, Equifax has made their credit monitoring service free to all consumers for 1 year (link below). For the most extensive identity theft protection, using an identity theft protection service can help to ‘lock down’ and prevent your information from being utilized by a third party. As an added resource, Best Company recently reviewed and ranked the top 102 Identity Theft Services (link below).
Equifax Credit Monitoring Service – www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/trustedid-premier
As always, feel free to contact your local Roundbank banker for more information and helpful tools. Roundbank – Positively Impacting Peoples’ Lives Since 1881. Member FDIC.