Updated September 29, 2017
Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, announced a cybersecurity incident that potentially impacts 143 million consumers. Equifax has stated that personal information, including social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and some credit card numbers, have been accessed.
- This is NOT a breach with VITAL FCU. The breach happened at Equifax.
- We already have security measures in place to be sure your information is safe, including fraud monitoring on both credit and debit cards.
- It is always a good idea to monitor your accounts and check statements regularly for suspicious activity. If you notice anything suspicious, contact us immediately at (864) 948-8200, option “2”.
- We offer debit and credit card e-alerts, you can login to your online banking to set these up.
What you can do to protect yourself
- Check with Equifax to see if your information was impacted.
- Check your credit report annually for free at www.annualcreditreport.com.
- Sign up for credit monitoring. Equifax is offering one year free credit monitoring to everyone impacted by the breach. Go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com to learn more.
We are continuously monitoring the situation to see how our members will be impacted by the Equifax incident. We will update you here with any additional information as it becomes available.