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Important Information regarding the Equifax Data Breach

Friday, September 8, 2017

As you may have seen on the news, it has been announced that there was a data breach of the large credit reporting agency Equifax. Equifax is one of the three large credit reporting agencies in the United States. If you have ever applied for a loan or credit card, there is a strong chance that personal information is on file with Equifax.  In fact, initial reports suggest that half the U.S. population could potentially have had information breached.

The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. Criminals also accessed credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers.

Equifax has established a dedicated website,, to help consumers determine if their information has been potentially impacted and to sign up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection. They are indicating that you can use that site to determine if you might have been affected.  In addition, they are offering an identity theft monitoring service called TrustedID Premier free for one year, this service includes 3-Bureau credit monitoring of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit reports; copies of Equifax credit reports; the ability to lock and unlock Equifax credit reports; identity theft insurance; and Internet scanning for Social Security numbers – all complimentary to U.S. consumers for one year. The website also provides additional information on steps consumers can take to protect their personal information. Equifax recommends that consumers with additional questions visit or contact a dedicated call center at 866-447-7559, which the company set up to assist consumers. The call center is open every day (including weekends) from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

At Seven Seventeen, we reiterate advice that we regularly provide to members to stay ever vigilant.  Monitor all financial accounts regularly by reviewing account statements monthly or by viewing accounts online on a more frequent basis. If you ever suspect anything unusual on your accounts, contact your financial institution as soon as possible.

We also recommend that you access your three free credit reports each year by going to or by calling 877-322-8228.  It is recommended you spread the three reports out over the course of the year so you can look at your credit picture regularly.

Members with Seven Seventeen Credit Union’s Benefits Plus Checking account have access to the Identity Theft & Security Center Program featuring Restoration Rescue®. With Restoration Rescue, in the event your identity is stolen, you’ll have a leading benefits company provide you comprehensive support to resolve your situation including free access to licensed attorneys that specialize in identity theft recovery. For more information on Benefits Plus and the Identity Theft & Security Center Program featuring Restoration Rescue, visit

Members with a Seven Seventeen Debit Card, Credit Card, or both are able to sign up for free Visa® Purchase Alerts.  This is an easy way to keep tabs on account activity with near real-time alerts.  Visit for more information.

Members with eStatements can set up eLerts to receive important information.  Visit to learn more.   Account alerts are also available from NetWorth24 online banking.

We will share more specifics about the Equifax breach as appropriate. 

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3181 Larchmont Ave. NE
Warren, OH 44483
Serving the greater Warren, Kent, Ravenna, Canton, and Youngstown, OH areas with branches in Warren, Cortland, Vienna, Howland, Hubbard, Austintown, Boardman, North Jackson, Kent, Ravenna, and Canton.
Anyone who lives or works in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Portage, Summit or central Stark Counties in Ohio is eligible to bank with Seven Seventeen Credit Union.

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