Equifax Data Breach
Equifax has recently announced a breach that impacts more than 143 million consumers. The Equifax breach does not affect TEFCU’s security systems in any way and we will continue to monitor member accounts. For more information, please visit the dedicated website Equifax created.
When a data breach happens, TEFCU is here to help you with the information and resources you need to monitor and protect your personal information. TEFCU is committed to protecting the security of your personal and financial information.
Ways to Protect your Information
Check with Equifax to see if you were impacted
Ensure you are on a secure computer and an encrypted network connection before entering any sensitive information. The Equifax website will inform you if you’ve been affected by this breach.
Regularly monitor your credit report
Review your credit reports by visiting annualcreditreport.com. Accounts or activity that you do not recognize could indicate identity theft. In the case of potential identity theft, visit identitytheft.gov for more information.
Update your passwords, PINs, and other login credentials on financial accounts frequently
Passwords should be kept personal and not shared with anyone else. Addresses, birthdays, and other identifying information should not be used. For your convenience, your PIN can be updated at any TEFCU-owned ATM.
Protect personal information
Be cautious about any unsolicited request for your personal information. TEFCU will never, nor should any other vendor*, ask for personal information via text message, email, or phone. For more information on how to protect yourself from fraud, please click here.
Monitor your existing credit card and bank accounts closely
Monitor your accounts for charges you do not recognize. If you do not recognize a charge or suspect fraud, reach out to TEFCU and any other financial institutions you hold an account with immediately.
Consider placing a freeze on your credit report
A credit freeze will make it more difficult for someone to open a new account in your name. A credit freeze is not guaranteed to prevent someone from making charges to your existing accounts. For more information, please click here.
Consider placing a fraud alert on your files
If you choose not to place a freeze on your credit report, a fraud alert warns creditors that you may be an identity theft victim and creditors should verify anyone seeking credit in your name is really you. For more information, please click here.
Set up Account Alerts with TEFCU
Account alerts will allow you to be notified any time your balance falls below a set amount, any time a transaction is made on your account, security alerts and more. For more information, please click here.
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* Contact your other vendors to ensure you are familiar with how they protect personal information and their procedures.