If the phone rings and someone claims it’s Equifax calling you, hang up immediately. Your BBB has learned that scammers are now taking advantage of the Equifax data breach, calling people to supposedly “verify” their information. THIS IS A SCAM! Equifax will not call you out of the blue. If you receive this phone call:
- Don’t give personal information and be very hesitant when talking about your name, age, address and so on. It’s not Equifax calling you, so why confirm any kind of information at all?
- Don’t trust your caller ID. Scammers can spoof a friend or a neighbor’s phone number and make it look like someone you know is on the line.
- Hang up. If it’s a robocall, don’t press any keys and don’t record a message. Any kind of interaction with their machine could lead to even more unpleasant phone calls in the future.
If you received a similar phone call, you can report your experience to bbb.org/scamtracker. Also, if your personal information has been affected by the Equifax data breach, you may want to change your passwords and even monitor your debit and credit card balances more carefully.
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