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    • tenchy
    • By tenchy 10th Oct 17, 7:36 PM
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    Equifax Hack - more details
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    • 10th Oct 17, 7:36 PM
    Equifax Hack - more details 10th Oct 17 at 7:36 PM
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/10/10/equifax-hackers-targeted-152-million-uk-records/


    My question is how, or why, has Equifax got driving licence details?
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    • Shakin Steve
    • By Shakin Steve 10th Oct 17, 8:08 PM
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    Just reading the first couple of paragraphs, when it says the hackers could have accessed ‘full payment details’, I’m guessing this means your method of payment for an account with equifax. If you don’t pay to see your magic number, you should be ok.
    That’s just my reading of it.
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    • binaryuniverse
    • By binaryuniverse 10th Oct 17, 9:15 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 9:15 PM
    Equifax can also hold your card on file, should you order a 2 statutory report.
    • sargeantsalt
    • By sargeantsalt 10th Oct 17, 9:44 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 9:44 PM
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/10/10/equifax-hackers-targeted-152-million-uk-records/


    My question is how, or why, has Equifax got driving licence details?
    Originally posted by tenchy
    It is because, along with their famous credit referencing services, CRAs also provide identity checking services for AML/KYC.

    When you provide an organisation with photo ID and proof of address e.g. for account opening, estate agent, etc they may decide to send copies of your identity documents to Equifax or another CRA for 'verification'. The bonus for CRA is that they may then retain the information for other purposes as part of the profile about you.
    Last edited by sargeantsalt; 10-10-2017 at 9:53 PM.
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