Town & Country wants to help our members navigate the Equifax breach. Though this breach was not related in any way to your credit union, our commitment is to helping our members. We’ve compiled a summary for our members, as well as links and resources to help our members learn more, and take action to protect their identity and information.
Equifax: Next Steps
Like many Americans, you may be concerned that your private information was exposed in the recent Equifax breach. We understand and want to help our members by providing information and resources. We encourage all of our members to visit the Equifax site to discover if their private information may have been compromised and to take advantage of the free credit monitoring service Equifax is providing to all consumers.
1. Find Out If You Were Impacted
Visit equifaxsecurity2017.com and click on the Check Potential Impact Tab. Enter your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number.
2. Enroll In Credit Monitoring
Equifax is providing one year of free monitoring protection through TrustedID for all consumers, even those not affected by the breach. After checking your potential impact, you will be given an enrollment date to return and sign up for the free service. TrustedID allows you to monitor your credit. It also provides identity-theft insurance and internet scanning of your social security number.
Equifax has also set up a dedicated call center at 866.447.7559 where you can speak to someone regarding any questions you may have about the breach.
You can also monitor your credit report by using our SavvyMoney credit program. This is a free service where you can obtain your credit score, a full credit report and set alerts for free. Visit savvymoney.com/tcfcu. We also encourage using our mobile app or online banking to monitor your Town & Country accounts. Go to tcfcu.com/personal/e-services for more information.
If you have a Visa credit card with Town & Country, you can also set fraud alerts on your card. To access this, select your credit card within the mobile app or online banking and follow the Account Services tab to set up these alerts.
Access your current credit report at annualcreditreport.com
Set up fraud alerts at consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0275-place-fraud-alert
Place a freeze on your credit at consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs