EquiFax compromised subscribers get FREE 12-month credit monitoring

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.

Conspiracy theory

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

You can’t put the bullet back in the gun, or at least this time I won’t have to learn a foreign language

I’m not usually one to believe in conspiracy theories, but, this time you might have to ask yourself “if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, is it a duck?” I listened to about 5 minutes last night of Michael Savage, Michael was going on about how the administration may be using (planning) this whole TSA shooting event to not only end up arming the TSA, but, to eventually use them as a government police agency.

I’ve been thinking about this scenario off and on all day, and maybe there is some truth to this. Over the past year I’ve heard about the Homeland Security Agency buying 750 million rounds of ammunition (See HSA massive ammo buys).

What? 750 Million! If you have a home protection firearm, and you’ve recently went to buy ammunition you’ve noticed the shortages since this president has taken office. Remember the movie “V for Vendetta” about a totalitarian government elected under the guise of several terrorist acts, creates a secret police  that can act as judge without due process (see imdb: V for Vendetta (2005) ).

Plus, with the recent Edward Snowden leaks how do we really know what to trust? Over the past 10 years I’ve seen us all loose freedoms. This country was founded on Freedom, yet we sit back and allow ourselves to remove a freedom from one person, based on another, or one group based on another.

We obviously are short sighted, remember this;

“In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.” -Martin Niemöller

We had the greatest generation (my father fought in WWII), and it appears now we have the lost generation (I see 35 year olds not working and living off every government subsidy along with their parents) how can a child learn a work ethic if the parents are showing them how easy it is to get money, food, housing, and even a cell phone.

You have a choice where you want to go out and eat or drink, yet you demand that the business owner not allow smoking (a practice that is NOT illegal), haven’t you taken his rights away? You do something stupid and then litigate, causing higher costs for everyone. All in the name of “public safety”. Then you want attention from “Reality TV” and push your body to absolute limits. Does any of this seem absurd to anyone else?

This entire subject is not left or right, conservative or liberal, republican or democrat. It is plain American, and when will we wake up and realize that we are our brother’s keeper and watching out for him will watch out for us.

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Customer Service without getting beat up

We believe the customer is always right, but, when has a customer gone too far? We received a post last year that I finally replied to. It was posted on the google play store about the copycat trial version, here is what “a Google User” posted:

Theres no point in downloading!

Its says trial has limited recipe details, but has NO recipe details. All it is, is a list of recipes the full version has. Could atleast put a few recipes to see the ingredients or try out to see how accurate the recipes actually are!

The andriod app version sells for $1.50, not much for 650 recipes the software to search by title, and recipe ingredient, right? Here was our reply:

Callow and Company replied on April 17, 2013
It’s a trial version, you can see all the recipes available in the complete collection and when you see the ones you want you know they’ll be in the complete version. It too a lot of valuable time to compile and create a program to display so many great recipes in one place.
We’re not trying to be mean, but, isnt a trial a trial?

As of 2014 we change from having a trial and paid version, to a free version that is ad supported. Free Android download available from the Google Play Store HERE