Equifax cyber incident: how to protect yourself
Here’s what you can do to make yourself safer:
- If any of your financial details were compromised, notify your bank or card company as soon as possible. Review your financial statements regularly for any unusual activity.
- Be suspicious of any unsolicited calls, emails or texts, even if it appears to be from a company you know of. Don’t open the attachments or click on links within unsolicited emails, and never disclose any personal or financial details during a cold call.
- Check your bank accounts and report any suspicious activity to your bank.
- If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it on the Action Fraud website.
Anyone concerned that their data may be affected can contact Equifax by visiting the Equifax website for further information.