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    Equifax credit breach

    Via FB:

    Over 143 million Americans had their Social security numbers, credit card numbers, and other PII info breached last Thursday. The link below will allow you you to check if you in the group. Those impacted will be offered TrustedID Premier identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services complementary via Equifax. The details are provided to qualifying individuals once you run the check at the link below.

    In the interim we highly recommended you change passwords for all of your accounts and closely monitor your accounts and credit for any unauthorized activity.

    https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/
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    And this breach took place over 40 days ago...think prior to being reported.

    Next, several of the top Execs sold off some of their stock within days of the breach.

    And these guys hold our credit reports?? Without our permission? I'm voting for jail time as well as mass lawsuits.
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    Not good for sure. I was affected by the OPM breach, and now this ;(
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1 Tanker View Post
    Not good for sure. I was affected by the OPM breach, and now this ;(
    Same here---got me both then and now. Makes me wonder what we don't know about---
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    As of 2016 there are about 125 million households in the USA.
    SO, potentially one person in every US household is impacted.

    My solution?
    I just called and froze credit reports for my wife and myself.
    The info is on the FTC.Gov web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturmvogel View Post

    Next, several of the top Execs sold off some of their stock within days of the breach.
    Wasnt that like one of the charges Martha Stewart got charged with? Getting out with insider information.

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    Next amazing development: apparently a HUGE portion of folks on social media think this is a hoax and the validation site is a honeypot to get their personal info. Richard has the right idea, unless you are going to buy something that requires a credit report it's a good idea to freeze them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghoulardi View Post
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    I would say selling it off before going public would be just about the same thing. Sell high, buy low.

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    At least we have free credit monitoring since OPM
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