Why was this so hard to find?
A few months back EquiFax had a big data breech, and almost everyone in the country was affected. When I first heard the story they advertised a link for those affected and would give them a free 12 months of free credit report / identity protection. I didn’t write the URL down at the time because I thought it would be everywhere. That didn’t happen.
At first I did go on the Equifax site and saw there was a free email dark web scan, and then they offered a free trial but nothing about the free 12 months of identity theft protection. I didn’t want to sign-up and get a 30-day free trial and then pay for it. You are the company that got hacked! (hello!). Sneaky huh?
So, how did I find out
AT&T’s developer program sent me a link for the free 12 month identity protection from Equifax. They wanted developers in their program to know they were working with Equifax to protect information from further breeches.
How does it work
You click the link, verify your information has been breached and then they sign you up for FREE, no credit card, no sales calls. It was really easy, so to check and sign-up for yours Click this link
Hey everybody, I thought this might be important to pass along. As you are probably aware, Equifax had a data breech yesterday.
What you can expect to happen now, are people trying to take advantage of that situation. Below is a sample email that has been floating around since this happened:
DO NOT CLICK THE LINKS IF YOU GET THAT EMAIL, JUST DELETE IT!
It is completely false, and it’s another attempt at getting your personal information.
Sample Phishing Email:
A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8, 2024, visible across North America. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth’s surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide. With a magnitude of 1.0566, its longest duration of totality will be of four minutes and twenty-eight seconds near the town of Nazas, Durango, Mexico, and the nearby city of Torreón, Coahuila.
More info Click Here