Equifax, a national credit reporting agency, recently experienced a significant compromise of consumers’ personal data. This is not a Georgia United Credit Union security issue and we have not received specific information from Equifax about members who may be affected; however, the security of your member data remains a top priority for us. Therefore, we wanted to make you aware of the facts as well as recommend resources to help you respond to this event.
Equifax has created a website for the purpose of helping consumers determine if their information has been potentially compromised. Equifax is also offering one-year of free credit monitoring services. You can visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com for more information.
To further protect yourself from potential fraud and/or identity theft, we recommend that you regularly review all your banking accounts and credit reports for unusual activity. If you see unusual activity in your Georgia United accounts, please contact us.
We also work with VISA® Fraud Prevention Services to proactively monitor your credit and debit card activity and will alert you of any unusual, potentially fraudulent transactions. Additionally, all members who have a Georgia United checking account receive free Identity Theft Protection through CyberScout®. These Identity Theft and fraud monitoring services are completely independent from the program that Equifax is offering to affected consumers.
You can also visit https://www.identitytheft.gov/Info-Lost-or-Stolen to learn more about how to protect your identity in the event of a data breach. If you have any additional questions, please let us know.