Have you received a call from “Equifax?” If so … STOP!!! Don’t tell them ANYTHING!!! IT’S A SCAM!
The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) confirmed that this is the latest scam. Criminals are taking advantage of consumers’ fears, due to the recent Equifax Data Breach, to obtain personal information from the consumer directly. The Scam Call may sound something like this …
“This is Equifax calling to verify your account information.”
This is NOT Equifax and Equifax is NOT calling anyone personally or individually.
If you do get a call from someone claiming they are calling from or on behalf of Equifax, the FTC offers these tips:
Don’t give personal information.
Don’t provide any personal or financial information unless you’ve initiated the call and it’s to a phone number you know is correct.
Don’t trust caller ID.
Scammers can spoof their numbers so it looks like they are calling from a particular company, even when they’re not.
If you get a robocall, hang up.
Don’t press 1 to speak to a live operator or any other key to take your number off the list. If you respond by pressing any number, it will probably just lead to more robocalls.
If you have received an imposter or scam call, contact the FTC immediately to report the incident.
If you gave your personal information to an imposter, the FTC recommends that you change any compromised passwords, account numbers or security questions. And if you’re concerned about identity theft, visit IdentityTheft.gov to learn how you can protect yourself.
NOTE: Equifaxsecurity2017.com is not controlled by the FTC.