NH AG, Others Urge Agencies to Stop Charging Fees to Equifax Breach Victims
The New Hampshire Attorney General has joined others in asking two consumer reporting agencies to stop charging thousands of Granite State residents for credit freezes related to the massive data breach at Equifax.
In a letter to the three major consumer reporting agencies, Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald along with attorneys general from 36 other states has asked Experian and TransUnion to halt the fees related to the breach at Equifax that has affected more than 145 million people in the U.S.
New Hampshire estimates that 635,00 residents were affected by the data breach.
The NH AG also offered the following tips to guard against identity theft.
- Regularly request your free credit reports and dispute any unauthorized accounts;
- Inspect all financial account statements and dispute any unauthorized charges;
- Consider placing alerts on your financial accounts;
- Beware of potential phishing emails;
- Be on the lookout for spoofed email addresses.