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    • JCL56
    • By JCL56 8th Nov 17, 1:36 PM
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    Equifax breach of data
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    • 8th Nov 17, 1:36 PM
    Equifax breach of data 8th Nov 17 at 1:36 PM
    Received a letter from Equifax saying my name dob and tel nos have been accessed during a cyberattack. Does anyone know what action if any should be taken. Ive rung them and they wont delete my information.
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 8th Nov 17, 1:37 PM
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    • 8th Nov 17, 1:37 PM
    Link to MSE article on it
    I'm the Board Guide of the Referrers ,Telephones, Pensions , Shop Don't drop ,over 50's and Discount Code boards which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum runnning smoothly .However, please remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post please report it to Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 9th Nov 17, 9:09 AM
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    • 9th Nov 17, 9:09 AM
    They can't delete your information. Well, not if you want credit from pretty much anyone ever again.

    The letter you received will tell you the action to take, namely getting their identity protection service free, as it was their mistake that put your data at risk to begin with.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 9th Nov 17, 3:39 PM
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    • 9th Nov 17, 3:39 PM
    Don't give them any more information to lose. They wanted my passport or driving licence details and a recent utility bill.

    No chance. And their incompetent advisers in the east are unintelligible.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Rayeddie35
    • By Rayeddie35 10th Nov 17, 1:04 AM
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    • 10th Nov 17, 1:04 AM
    Money after free subscription cancelled
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    • 10th Nov 17, 1:04 AM
    Please do not recommend this company on the web site. They have taken money from my account after cancelling the subscription after a few days. No response to my emails and the help line refer you to the web site to email a complaint which they don't respond to. Avoid.
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