Got an Equifax letter saying you were hacked? The helpline’s struggling

Almost 700,000 British victims of the Equifax hack are receiving letters offering a free fraud protection service. But you’ll need to hand over personal details to get it – and many say the helpline the letter directs you to isn’t working properly.

The credit report heavyweight is writing to UK consumers to warn them their personal details have been compromised, after it announced in September its US parent company had been the victim of a cyberattack five months […] Read more

Oklahoma AG pens letter to halt fees on Equifax victims

FILE – In this May 4, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks during an interview in his office in Oklahoma City. Hunter, and Oklahoma’s insurance commissioner have sent separate letters signed by several state attorneys general, insurance commissioners and one governor asking California’s insurance commissioner to stop asking insurance companies to publicly disclose their investments in fossil fuels and to divest from the coal industry. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — 

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is calling on credit reporting agencies to stop fees on victims of the Equifax data breach.

Hunter is one of 37 […] Read more

ANDY’S CONSUMER TIP OF THE DAY: dispute letter for credit repor – WMC Action News 5

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I’ve told you in this previous post that you should first contact the creditor who caused the error on your credit report before you contact one of the three credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. I’ve also told you federal law entitles you to a free credit report from each bureau, and you can get them safely from this website or from each bureau’s site.

Now I’m giving you the template that will help you dispute credit report errors more quickly and effectively!

Kevin Snider, certified fraud examiner and […] Read more