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Old 21 September 2017, 09:32
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If you are a USAA member they have been pushing Credit Monitoring through Experian(not Equifax). They have 3 options: 1 Free and 2 pay by the month. Been a USAA member for almost 30 years and most of the products and services they promote have been pretty good. The Credit Freeze sounds like a great option but all three bureaus charge between $5 and $10 dollar when one freezes and then unfreezes their credit. I think at this time maybe the big 3 could display some decency and waive the fees? On second thought maybe not.
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Old 21 September 2017, 12:19
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Costco also offers a low cost program from Experian. It appears to have nearly if not exactly the same features as USAA. The other, better known, and more expensive companies doing this show a lot more "check the block" features, but I think that a lot of it is stuff that most people really don't need if you're just trying to protect your identity and financial exposure.

This is going to become a profitable business line for companies like Experian. I wouldn't expect any waived fees. Think in terms of the mortician solemnly offering condolence to the bereaved widow, while calculating how much money he can work out of her emotional decision making.
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Old 21 September 2017, 14:09
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I just did a credit freeze with all 3, experian charged 1 dollar. All others were free.
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Old 21 September 2017, 14:18
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Steve40th, $1 dollar. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 21 September 2017, 14:29
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Equifax sent customers to fake site: LINK

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Equifax cannot seem to get it right.

The credit bureau had been sending victims of a massive data breach to a bogus website that shared a similar address to the one it set up to help victims, it admitted Thursday.

After Equifax revealed its computer systems were breached and personal data for 143 million Americans was exposed, the company set up a website — equifaxsecurity2017.com — that helped consumers check whether their data was part of the breach.

Directing consumers to that site — as opposed to a page on its standard equifax.com — raised red flags, because it increased the chances that consumers hunting for, or being lured to, to the safe breach site would be misdirected to a malicious site with a similar address. To prove that point, developer Nick Sweeting created the site securityequifax2017.com, a simple inversion of the two first words. And then, Equifax's own support team directed customers to that URL over Twitter, reported The Verge.
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Old 21 September 2017, 18:20
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the market...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.42c9c07d07c2

So, someone has probably made a bunch illegally with hacked info. Yay.
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Old 21 September 2017, 18:26
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Hahaha. The SEC. What a fucking joke. They're probably just pissed someone didn't give them their cut from the stock trades.
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