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LIFEHACKER: How to Protect Your Credit Now That Equifax's Monitoring Service Has Ended

Posted on February 6th, 2019

Editor’s note: After the 2017 Equifax data breach QTIPS recommended that users avoid using the credit bureau’s TrustedID Premier service. Reasons were explained in this QTIPS blog post from October 2017. That QTIPS post also highlighted instruct...

QTIP: Two-Faced: Delay, Deny and Deflect

Posted on November 23rd, 2018

Is Facebook your friend? Are you OK with how Facebook uses data about you that it collects? Was Facebook’s motto "move fast and break things" ever a great idea? Billions of users here and around the world really like Facebook. They can have fanta...

WSJ: Equifax Hack Drives GOP Bill to Overhaul…

Posted on October 12th, 2017

Equifax Hack Drives GOP Bill to Overhaul Credit Bureaus October 12, 2017 By Andrew Ackerman Top congressional Republicans on Thursday made the first significant moves to boost federal oversight at credit-reporting firms in response to the massive...

QTIP: Don’t Trust trustedidpremier.com

Posted on October 12th, 2017

Holy Wells Fargo! As if the high-handed and careless (never a good combination) handling by Equifax of your private credit data wasn’t bad enough, the credit bureau has gone even lower. A client asked me if he should follow through with signing...

KREBS: Equifax Credit Assistance Site Served Spyware

Posted on October 12th, 2017

Big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax says it has removed third-party code from its credit report assistance Web site that prompted visitors to download spyware disguised as an update for Adobe’s Flash Player software.Image: Randy-abrams.blogsp...

QTIP: Easily Freeze Access to Your Credit Reports

Posted on October 10th, 2017

While laying in a hospital bed for the past month I fretted fruitlessly (like millions of others) over news that 143 million individuals’ names, addresses, social security numbers, drivers licenses, birthdates and more had been stolen from the sha...

NPR: Planet Money: Bad Credit Bureau

Posted on October 6th, 2017

Mark Wilson/Getty Images In 1874, if you wanted to buy groceries on store credit, the cashier would reach under the counter and pull out a little blue book. Inside would be your name, profession and whether you paid your debts on time. It was the ...

WSJ: Pros and Cons of Freezing Your Credit After Equifax Breach

Posted on October 4th, 2017

October 04, 2017By Daisy Maxey, The Wall Street Journal          Also: How to mitigate any risks to bank accountsWSJ PHOTO: TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERSAs consumers take steps to protect their credit in the wake of the Equifax Inc. data breach that poten...

KREBS: Equifax or Equiphish?

Posted on September 25th, 2017

More than a week after it said most people would be eligible to enroll in a free year of its TrustedID identity theft monitoring service, big three consumer credit bureau Equifax has begun sending out email notifications to people who were able to...

WSJ: Equifax FAQs Answers to Potential Hack Victims’ Most Common Questions

Posted on September 23rd, 2017

September 23, 2017By Daisy Maxey, The Wall Street JournalTwo weeks after Equifax disclosed a breach that possibly exposed the personal data of 143 million Americans, potential victims still have many questions.Two weeks after Equifax Inc. disclose...

WSJ: Putting a Freeze on Credit Thieves: A Look at Your Protection Options

Posted on September 11th, 2017

September 11, 2017By Daisy Maxey, The Wall Street Journal           Consumers who have been affected by the Equifax data breach and seek to protect their credit lines may find themselves navigating a confusing maze of new terms, costs and responsi...

WSJ: 5 Ways to Protect Your Finances After Equifax Data Breach

Posted on September 8th, 2017

September 08, 2017By Daisy Maxey, The Wall Street JournalFor those who think their information may have been breached, checking credit reports and other steps can protect their data. WSJ PhotoCredit-reporting company Equifax Inc. said it was the t...