143 million at risk in Equifax breach

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The First Class Action Lawsuit is filed today against the credit reporting company, Equifax.  

Equifax is one of three major companies that tracks everything… including your payments on credit cards, mortgages, student and car loans and utilities to establish your credit score.

Security experts urging Americans to take the latest data breach seriously, knowing 143 million consumers could be at risk.

ABC News also learning three Equifax executives sold stock after the breach was discovered, but before the company alerted the public.  

Chairman and Founder of Cyberscout, Adam Levin, tells us, “The problem is that social security numbers are the skeleton key to our identities and when that’s stolen, we’re in a position where we’re going to have to be looking over our shoulders for the rest of our lives.”

And even if you’re not a customer of Equifax, experts warn, your information may not be safe because Equifax gets its information from banks, credit card companies, and lenders – not consumers.

 

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