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Equifax Data Breach

Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, announced on September 7, 2017 a major data breach impacting 143 million consumers. As a result of this breach, many people have had very sensitive personal information exposed including Social Security numbers, card numbers, even drivers’ license numbers.

For the latest information on this incident, please see the designated Equifax consumer updates’ website.

Determine if your information has been compromised:

  • See
  • Or call Equifax’s dedicated call center at 866-447-7559 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) daily.  

Be diligent with your ongoing account security practices:

  • Monitor your accounts for any suspicious activity
  • Change your usernames and passwords regularly

Consider these credit report management tools:

  • Equifax is now offering free credit freezes for a limited time. If you’re thinking of placing a freeze, read this first.
  • Place a fraud alert on your credit file at all three major credit bureaus. Here’s how.
  • Activity Duty military personnel, take advantage of longer military fraud alerts especially during deployments.

Review your credit reports each year.

Review your credit report to ensure the information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date before you apply for a loan and help guard against identity theft. Learn more. 

Help loved ones.

Seniors and youth are often vulnerable to fraud. Please share this information.

Please contact us immediately if you suspect you're a victim of fraud or identity theft.

We're here for you.

At UVA Community Credit Union, protecting your account information is one of our top priorities.

Be assured that the Equifax breach does not affect UVA Community Credit Union’s security systems in any way, and that we continue to monitor member accounts 24/7.

Learn more ways to protect your accounts.

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