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Phishing Attempts Detected Targeting Equifax Customers and Consumers

Special Alert: Phishing Attempts Detected Targeting Equifax Customers and Consumers

Equifax has verified that phishing attempts have been made targeting some customers and consumers. "Phishing" or "spoofing" is an e-mail threat where fraudulent e-mails appear from a well-known company and ask you to provide, update or confirm certain confidential information.

In these instances, some Equifax ePORT customers and random consumers have reported receiving e-mails appearing to be from Equifax requesting that they provide information or click on an attachment. Equifax would never ask for this information. These e-mails have not been sent from Equifax and are not legitimate. DO NOT RESPOND TO THEM OR OPEN THE ATTACHMENTS.

Simply clicking the link or attachment in a spoofed e-mail can be dangerous, even if you do not provide the information requested. When in doubt if a message is authentic or not, always contact Equifax to confirm.

If you are an Equifax ePORT customer and you believe you have responded to a phishing attempt, please call Equifax at 1-888-407-0359 (option 3) immediately, or email us at security@equifax.com.

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