Please read this letter on how to protect yourself against fraud and scams.
Don’t Be Fooled, Equifax Will NOT Call You
Scammers look for opportunities to like the recent Equifax data breach to piggyback on. The latest scammers are calling and posing as Equifax. Don’t tell them anything. They are not from Equifax. Equifax will not call you directly out of the blue.
Additional Equifax Precautionary Resources
Concerned about the recent Equifax Data Breach? Here are some helpful resources:
Equifax Announces Cybersecurity Incident Involving Consumer Information
Equifax Inc. announced yesterday a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.
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 offering, called TrustedID Premier, includes 3-Bureau credit monitoring of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit reports; copies of Equifax credit reports; the ability to lock and unlock Equifax credit reports; identity theft insurance; and Internet scanning for Social Security numbers – all complimentary to U.S. consumers for one year. The website also provides additional information on steps consumers can take to protect their personal information. Equifax recommends that consumers with additional questions visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com or contact a dedicated call center at 866-447-7559, which the company set up to assist consumers. The call center is open every day (including weekends) from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Eastern time.
DocuSign Email Scam Information
DocuSign, a company we use that allows members to digital sign important documents, recently announced that they were part of a data breach that allowed an unauthorized third party access to their email database. This has led to a series of fraudulent emails attempting to request additional personal information from users. The practice of trying to gain personal information through email is also known as “phishing”.
The Seattle, Washington based company works with the majority of financial institutions in the United States, and we’re pleased to report that at this time, no Park Community members have been targeted.
What we know:
What to do if you receive an email: