Information Regarding Equifax Data Breach

posted 9/23/2017 in General

Recently, Equifax announced a major data breach.

This breach affects approximately 143 million Americans. This is what we know according to Equifax: the data breach occurred May – July 2017, and the information stolen includes consumers’ personally-identifiable information, including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. Approximately 209,000 credit card numbers and dispute documents with personally-identifiable information for approximately 182,000 consumers were also stolen. There is no evidence of unauthorized access to consumers’ credit reporting databases.
 
To be clear, Lincoln Savings Bank was not compromised and your information was not stolen from our bank. However, Lincoln Savings Bank takes the security of our customer information very seriously, and we are providing you with the information we know about this massive breach and the steps you can take to protect your personally-identifiable information. Following this unprecedented breach, we are also asking our customers to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity in your accounts to us by calling (800) 588-7551 or visiting your local branch.
Equifax has established a website that informs consumers if they may be affected by the breach, provides additional information on the breach, and offers complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring. This information is available at equifaxsecurity2017.com. To protect your identity and personal information, Lincoln Savings Bank strongly encourages our customers to take the actions noted below.
  • Review your credit reports for accuracy. Call any one of the three credit reporting agencies to receive your free annual credit report or visit annualcreditreport.gov.
    • Experian – Experian.com
      PO Box 9554
      Allen, TX 75013
      888-397-3742
    • TransUnion – Transunion.com
      PO Box 2000
      Chester, PA 19016
      800-680-7289
    • Equifax – Equifax.com
      PO Box 740241
      Atlanta GA 30374
      866-349-5191
If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, contact your local law enforcement office and/or your state attorney general. Finally, you may also want to consider reviewing information about recovering from identity theft, which is available from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at identitytheft.gov or by calling 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). The FTC also offers general information to protect your online presence at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity-online-security.
 
Equifax has established a dedicated toll-free number to answer questions you may have about the Equifax data breach and its effect on your personally-identifiable information. You may call them at 866-447-7559.
 
Lincoln Savings Bank professionals are here to help in any way we can.  Please call or stop into your local branch if you need assistance with any of the steps we have outlined above.
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