On September 8, Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies, reported a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Compromised information includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. Additionally, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers have been compromised.
JCB takes great care to ensure the integrity of your information, and this data breach does not involve JCB. However, we want to ensure that our customers are aware of the event and take appropriate actions.
Equifax has established a dedicated website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, to help consumers determine if their information has been potentially impacted and to sign up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection.
The Federal Trade Commission has provided additional guidance on what to do regarding this incident and can be found at www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do?utm_source=govdelivery.
- All customers visit the special site set up by Equifax to handle this incident.
- Check to see if your personal information is impacted.
- Sign up for the credit file monitoring and identity theft protection offered by Equifax.
- Be even more vigilant than ever about phishing scams. Know that cybercriminals may have access to your name, social security number, addresses, birth date, driver’s license number, and other personal identifying information. Never trust email links and be cautious about incoming phone calls and other communications.
- Follow ID security best practices to avoid ID theft. This checklist is available at https://www.usa.gov/identity-theft.
Site dedicated to the breach and your questions:
Check to see if you were impacted:
Enroll in free Credit Monitoring through Equifax: