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Every 2 seconds‚ an identity fraud occurs in the United States.
We can help if you are a victim of identity theft or fraud.

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Data Breaches a Reality

The Equifax credit bureau data breach was big news‚ but these familiar companies also had breaches in 2017:  Time Warner Cable‚ Pizza Hut‚ Whole Foods‚ Avanti Markets‚ and Yahoo.  Hackers may have accessed personal information from hundreds of millions of Americans‚ including social security numbers‚ birth dates‚ addresses‚ driver’s license numbers, and in many cases credit card numbers.

Equifax has set up a dedicated site at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com for consumers to determine if they have been impacted by their data breach. Access this site from a secure computer. You can also enroll in one free year of credit report monitoring from Equifax when visiting this site.


We Can Help You with Identity Protection & Restoration

GreenPath, our financial resource partner‚ is available to help you take steps 1) to protect your identity, and 2) if you have been impacted by a data breach and find yourself a victim of identity theft.

EZShield provides GPOFCU members with free identity restoration help.

  • Receive step-by-step assistance if you are a victim of fraud or ID theft.  Contact an EZShield Resolution Specialist 24/7 for live personal service at 877-793-3429 or gpofcu@ezshield.com.
  • Protect yourself with EZShield’s credit monitoring‚ credit report and credit score updates‚ and public records and internet/black market monitoring (these services available for a nominal charge).

We Can Help You with Identity Protection & Restoration

  • Check your credit reports annually from Equifax‚ Experian‚ and TransUnion — for free — by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com.  Monitor existing credit card and financial institution accounts closely for charges that are not recognized. GreenPath can help you dispute inaccurate information.
  • Consider placing a credit freeze on your files. A credit freeze makes it harder for someone to open a new account in your name‚ but it won’t prevent charges from occurring on existing accounts.
  • Consider placing a fraud alert on your files. A fraud alert warns creditors that you may be an identity theft victim and that they should verify that anyone seeking credit in your name is really you.

Fraud Alert Action

If you think you may be a target of identity theft‚ call or report online to at least one of the Credit Bureaus listed below to put a fraud alert on your credit. A hold will be put on your credit at each of the three Bureaus and you will be notified if anyone tries to obtain credit in your name.

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