“We are committed to keeping consumers updated on the steps we are taking to provide them with the support they need and address any issues they are facing in response to this incident,” read a statement from Equifax that listed five updates.
Those who want to sign up for Equifax’s free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection will not be required to give the company their credit card information. Meanwhile, consumers who sign up for Equifax’s TrustedID Premier will not be automatically charged or enrolled after their first free year of service.
Additionally, Equifax says it has adjusted a PIN generation for security freezes, allowing a randomly generated PIN for consumers who want to place a security freeze. Equifax has also reconfigured its website to better direct consumers to information on the hack.
Check out what to do if you think you’ve been compromised in the Equifax hack here.
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