The AP business writer is already picking up the vibes. The alleged breach of the Equifax may not be quite what it appears.
Media outlets are directing people to this web site:
The site is controlled by Equifax and was registered on August 22nd 2017, about 3 weeks ago. It has a search function to see if you may have been impacted by the breach.
It doesn’t matter what name on last 6 digits of a SS# – you will be offered the opportunity to enroll in their identity theft protection program in the next few days, regardless of whether your data was leaked.
My cousin looked more carefully and the legal documents as part of signing up for the complimentary identity theft protection problem includes agreeing to arbitration if you suffered a loss.
There was a time in a simpler America where your city had a local credit bureau who actually knew all of the people that lived in the town and would not be fooled by an illegal Mexican invader pretending to be you.