Equifax Data Breach
Equifax has recently announced a breach that impacts more than 143 million consumers. The Equifax breach does not affect Commodore Perry’s security systems in any way and we will continue to monitor member accounts. For more information, please visit Equifax’s website at: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/
When a data breach happens, Commodore Perry is here to help you with the information and resources you need to monitor and protect your personal information. We are committed to protecting the security of your personal and financial information.
Ways to Protect your Information
- Check with Equifax to see if you were impacted
Ensure you are on a secure computer and an encrypted network connection before entering any sensitive information. The Equifax website will tell you if you’ve been affected by this breach: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/am-i-impacted/
- Regularly monitor your credit report
Review your credit reports by visiting com. Accounts or activity that you do not recognize could indicate identity theft. In the case of potential identity theft, visit identitytheft.govfor more information.
- Update your passwords, PINs, and other login credentials on financial accounts frequently
Passwords should be kept personal and not shared with anyone else. Addresses, birthdays, and other identifying information should not be used. For your convenience, your PIN can be updated at any Commodore Perry owned ATM.
- Protect personal information
Be cautious about any unsolicited request for your personal information. Commodore Perry will never ask for personal information via text message, email, or phone.
- Monitor your existing credit card and credit union accounts closely
Monitor your accounts for charges you do not recognize. If you do not recognize a charge or suspect fraud, reach out to us and any other financial institutions you hold an account with immediately.
- Consider placing a freeze or fraud alert on your credit report
Consider placing a fraud alert or credit freeze on your files. A fraud alert warns creditors that you might be a victim of identity theft. A credit freeze makes it harder for someone to open new accounts in your name. You can place a fraud alert by contacting the following Credit Bureaus:
- Set up Account Alerts with Commodore Perry
Account alerts available through our online banking will allow you to be notified any time your balance falls below a set amount, any time a transaction is made on your account, security alerts and more. To setup these alerts, login to your online banking, go to the Info Center tab, and select “eAlert Subscriptions.”