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Equifax fiasco

Postby rotor » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:44 pm

Has anyone gone to the Equifax site to sign up for their security check?

https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/

I did several weeks ago and today got the email to activate an account. Well their websites is at http://www.trustedid.com
must have been built by the crew that built Obamacare web sites as it is unable to handle the volume it is receiving and the activation that they send you is time limited. How inept can they be?

Also noted that their CEO retired today. Is tar and feathers still an acceptable treatment or will this take a huge team of attorneys? I hope the class action lawyers have just found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and sues their butts off.

I am completely fumed at that company and hope they go under. Class action lawyers, please step up and the public will love you for taking on these cases.


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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby TimLanders » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:10 pm

Careful signing up for TrustID - it could remove you from your possible tiny bit from the pot of gold.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/08/were-yo ... court.html


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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby rotor » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:39 pm

TimLanders wrote:Careful signing up for TrustID - it could remove you from your possible tiny bit from the pot of gold.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/08/were-yo ... court.html

I believe that they removed that "you can't sue them" clause after so many complaints.

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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby SQLGeek » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:32 am

It would be an interesting but infuriating exercise to count the number of laws they have broken including insider trading. I understand the need for a company to coordinate a response but for the breach to occur in July and not notify the public until September is beyond the pale. There's several officers of the company that need to be facing prison.
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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby parabelum » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:06 am

Company of their size and complexity should have been rated at adaptive tier Cybersecurity level. Even risk informative tier 2 level company should have demonstrated proper security posture after the first intrusion. Someone dropped the ball big time here. Makes me wonder if it was insider job, selling out to hacker.
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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby treadlightly » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:08 pm

I just got a call from a credit card scammer. I led him on a little, giving him a test Discover account number. When I gave him a zip code a couple of hundred miles away, he asked if my zip code wasn't actually xxxxx - and he had my correct zip code.

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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby rotor » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:31 pm

If you have not done it yet go to Discover card and set up a passcode for telephone conversation with them. All happened about 2 years ago. A scammer actually had a Discover card issued to a California address by fooling a telephone employee at Discover card. I got a text message about the change so I was alerted. Went to the police with the info with the name and address of the California crook and they did...... nothing.

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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby bblhd672 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:58 pm

Equifax and all its affiliated companies should cease to exist as a result of this.
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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby rdcrags » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:16 pm

I deleted the e-mail, having been trained to ignore any e-mail link or phone number to dial unless the e-mail is from someone you know or is expected to contact you. Many hoaxes and scams. I am surprised to learn it is for real. I receive a scam not from AT&T every day.
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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby ninjabread » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:56 pm

bblhd672 wrote:Equifax and all its affiliated companies should cease to exist as a result of this.

It wouldn't bother be if Equifax and the NFL were both out of business by this time next year.
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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby treadlightly » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:23 pm

Got a credit card statement today for a card I haven't used in months with about $300 in charges in New York. The Bronx, specifically, for whom everyone's favorite cheer is named.

Capital One has been decent about it so far. It would be very difficult to make a case the charges are mine.

Here's hoping they find the lowlife and make his life miserable for a while.

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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby bmwrdr » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:34 pm

treadlightly wrote:Got a credit card statement today for a card I haven't used in months with about $300 in charges in New York. The Bronx, specifically, for whom everyone's favorite cheer is named.

Capital One has been decent about it so far. It would be very difficult to make a case the charges are mine.

Here's hoping they find the lowlife and make his life miserable for a while.


One would assume Cap1 issues a new credit card for you.
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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby Smokey613 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:49 pm

ninjabread wrote:
bblhd672 wrote:Equifax and all its affiliated companies should cease to exist as a result of this.

It wouldn't bother be if Equifax and the NFL were both out of business by this time next year.


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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby treadlightly » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:48 pm

New card, new number, and the old is comfortably dead.

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Re: Equifax fiasco

Postby Excaliber » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:09 am

rotor wrote:If you have not done it yet go to Discover card and set up a passcode for telephone conversation with them. All happened about 2 years ago. A scammer actually had a Discover card issued to a California address by fooling a telephone employee at Discover card. I got a text message about the change so I was alerted. Went to the police with the info with the name and address of the California crook and they did...... nothing.


In my LEO days we caught credit card scammers with thousands in merchandise and multiple credit cards - open and shut cases. We couldn't get the credit card companies to sign a complaint for a value under $50K - they told us the losses were just factored in to the interest they charge.

So - if you carry a balance on your cards, just be aware that you are helping to support tens of thousands of credit card criminals.
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