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Just another tactic to force folks to take Lifelock, that is BTW owned by Equifax. Seems it is the ones creating the problem in order to promote business to the alternate company. This should be illegal.

Snake Oil!
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Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post

Is it just me or can you not get a free credit report anymore?

I went to all three of the major credit reporting sites to get mine this year. Equifax now requires you purchase your "free" credit report for $1. Transunions site just refused to load after I put in my information. Experian's was the only one that worked (last checked about 2 years ago).


and you now what is sad, is that most people do not even know that....

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Originally Posted by BinaryBummer View Post

Just another tactic to force folks to take Lifelock, that is BTW owned by Equifax. Seems it is the ones creating the problem in order to promote business to the alternate company. This should be illegal.

Snake Oil!

Wow.

Just read this article on it. They signed a 4-year contract to use Equifax's monitoring service in 2015
That's hilarious, people may as well just go with the free year from Equifax directly (I don't trust it, nor will I do it out of principle).

Experian's looks pretty good and is cheaper than LifeLock anyway, so I'll probably use that.
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and you now what is sad, is that most people do not even know that....

You can definitely still get free credit reports in the US. It is dictated by law that you can order one free credit report per agency per year. There is an entire website set up to facilitate this. I ordered one recently, and have ordered 3 a year for the past several years.

What you have to pay for is your FICO scores.
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Experian's looks pretty good and is cheaper than LifeLock anyway, so I'll probably use that.

I used one of the monitoring services previously and it was a total scam ( I THINK it was trans union ). Hidden fees, constant advertisement, phone reps who refuse to cancel your account, no way to manage account from website, etc.
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Directing people to the wrong website. Oh equifax.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/20/16339612/equifax-tweet-wrong-website-phishing-identity-monitoring

It's like a bad joke that just won't stop!
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Originally Posted by Hueristic View Post

It's like a bad joke that just won't stop!
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For weeks, Equifax customer service has been directing victims to a fake phishing site
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Luckily, the alternate URL Equifax sent the victim to isn’t malicious.

Because it wasn't a phishing site. Big blunder of course, but also clickbait article. And if you are clicking links from Twitter related to social security fraud, you're doing it wrong.

In general, I hope this teaches people to distrust companies more. I can't believe that we still do at all. I stopped in the mid 90's.
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Get the feeling that this is another fine example of IT being cut before other things, as usual. This was likely totally avoidable. Get tired of hearing these so called breaches. Most of the enterprise runs on linux servers and such and the patch model of open source means this stuff should nearly never happen assuming one keeps their software updated. Reminds me of that company in SKorea that hosted 3400 websites, they got hacked and trashed because they were running on a Kernel that was 10+ years out of date and Apache same thing. No sympathy from me for either.
 
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Is Samaritan up?
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.. I stopped in the mid 90's.

With you there. smile.gif
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YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Wife was already hit!

While traveling out of State for a family memorial service our bank called. Someone was running up and down the World trying to buy things as her.

buttkick.gif

Life loves to kick you when down.

EDIT:

Thankfully our main financial institution is on hyper-alert due to Exqui-startswithanF. So far damage was zero dollars and a bit of a pain in the butt with stress.
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