Another breach, another opportunity for scammers. An estimated 147 million people were impacted by the Equifax data breach in 2017. This July, Equifax agreed to a settlement to end state, federal and consumer claims over the breach. Scammers are now using phishing attacks and spoofing Equifax’s settlement page to get unsuspecting victims to provide personal and financial information.
What do these phishing emails look like? How can you safely file a claim without fear of being scammed? The best advice is to go directly to the FTC website to initiate the claim or check your eligibility.
Read more about this new scam and how to protect yourself.