Have you spoken to someone claiming to be calling on behalf of Equifax? If you have, chances are you spoke with a scammer looking to steal your personal information. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Equifax will not call you out of blue and ask to verify your account information. These scams are common and are called imposter scams.
You should never give out any personal information if you did not initiate the call. Even if you recognize the number on caller ID, scammers can spoof their numbers to match anyone, even a specific company.
If you’ve received one of these calls, report it to the FTC and change any information that may have been compromised such as passwords, account numbers or security questions.
Additionally, beware of fake phishing websites created to appear like Equifax’s legitimate website equifaxsecurity2017.com. Scammers set up these fake websites to trick consumers into giving up personal information like Social Security numbers, bank account information, and credit numbers.