Equifax Data Breach

September 15, 2017

 

Dear San Luis Valley Federal Bank Member:

Recently, Equifax, one of the three national consumer credit reporting agencies, announced a major data breach. This breach affects approximately 143 million Americans. This is what we know according to Equifax: the data breach occurred May – July 2017, and the information stolen includes consumer’s personally identifiable information, including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. Approximately 209,000 credit card numbers and dispute documents with personally identifiable information for approximately 182,000 consumers were also stolen. There is no evidence of unauthorized access to consumer’s credit reporting databases.

To be clear, San Luis Valley Federal Bank was not compromised and your information was not stolen from our bank. However, San Luis Valley Federal Bank takes the security of our member information very seriously, and we are providing you with the information we know about this massive breach and the steps you can take to protect your personally identifiable information if you so desire. Following this unprecedented breach, we are also asking our member’s to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity in your San Luis Valley Federal Bank accounts to San Luis Valley Federal Bank by calling 719-589-6653 or visiting www.slvfed.com.

Equifax has established a website that informs consumers if they may be affected by the breach, provides additional information on the breach, and offers complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring. This information is available at https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. To protect your identity and personal information, San Luis Valley Federal Bank strongly encourages our member’s to take the actions noted below.

Experian Transunion Equifax

P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
888-397-3742
www.experian.com

P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19016
800-680-7289
www.transunion.com
P.O. Box 9554
Atlanta, GA 30374
888-202-4025
www.equifax.com

You should also contact the credit reporting agencies to notify them of any suspected fraud or identity theft.

If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, contact your local law enforcement office and/or your state attorney general. Finally, you may also want to consider reviewing information about recovering from identity theft, which is available from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at https://www.identitytheft.gov/ or by calling 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). The FTC also offers general information to protect your online presence at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity-online-security.

Equifax has established a dedicated toll-free number to answer questions you may have about the Equifax data breach and its effect on your personally identifiable information. You may call them at 866-447-7559.

 

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