Equifax Data Breach Fake Settlement Websites
The Equifax Breach, and subsequent settlement, has received a lot of media attention. Scammers are seizing this opportunity to establish fake settlement sites.
Don’t follow email links or web search results. Refer to the FTC’s website for claim information, including officially approved links: www.ftc.gov/Equifax
Scam Calls, Texts, and Emails
Scammers are making calls and sending texts or emails to try to get your personal information.
How to identify this scam:
Only the settlement agency will reach out to remind you to file a claim. With that in mind, proceed with caution if you receive a call, text or email related to this settlement. When in doubt, refer to the FTC’s website for claim information, including officially approved links: www.ftc.gov/Equifax
What to do:
- Hang up – do not answer any questions or follow any button prompts
- Do not respond – if you receive a text/email do not respond
- Tell your friends/family – this is a common scam seen nationwide
- Refer to www.ftc.gov/Equifax for official information on the breach settlement