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Utah Attorney General’s Office Urges Consumers to be Cautious Following the Equifax Data Breach

SALT LAKE CITY September 11, 2017 – The Utah Attorney General’s Office has been actively monitoring and reviewing the Equifax data breach in cooperation with a number of other states.  Along with other state attorneys general, we have concerns over Equifax’s approach. While new information continues to come to light, we advise consumers to be vigilant for incidents of fraud and identity theft by reviewing account statements and monitoring your credit reports.
 
You may obtain a free copy of your credit report from each company listed below once every 12 months by requesting your report online at www.annualcreditreport.com, calling toll-free 1-877-322-8228, or mailing an Annual Credit Report Request Form (available at www.annualcreditreport.com) to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA, 30348-5281.

You may also purchase a copy of your credit report by contacting any of the credit reporting agencies below:
 
Experian
PO Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
www.experian.com
888-397-3742
 
TransUnion
PO Box 2000
Chester, PA 19016
www.transunion.com
800-680-7289
 
In addition, please exercise vigilance, care, and wisdom when sharing personal data. Utah citizens can find additional resources and information at IDTheft.utah.gov.
 
If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, you should contact the proper law enforcement authorities, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). You also may contact the FTC to obtain additional information about avoiding identity theft.
 

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