The Equifax mess

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.

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5 Responses to The Equifax mess

  1. Fred Stiening says:

    So I wasn’t the only one who typed “smith” and a random number into the search tool to see if the site was generating a fake response. It was, but this afternoon it was returning a real response – but still advertising their identity protection service for people without a problem.

    Irresponsible conduct creates bad government solutions.

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      > “Irresponsible conduct creates bad government solutions.”

      Yes. And Irresponsible government creates bad solutions. The credit industry had based its entire industry on each person having a unique government-issued identifier. With the government letting in all the illegals and not checking citizenship when enrolling them into schools, government handouts, or driving licenses, it created an incentive for them to steal identities.

      Remember, you are violating the law if you don’t check their citizenship before hiring them for nanny services, but government is not responsible for checking before enrolling them into schools, granting in-state tuition, providing financial benefits, or driver’s licenses, or issuing traffic tickets. The incentive is for them to steal identities so they can work even if they are otherwise honest and have no intention of signing up for loans in your name.

      • CC1s121LrBGT says:

        Update: “Investigative reporter Laura Loomer obtained an exclusive report about Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos who was shot in the hallway by Stephen Paddock. It appears Campos shared a Social Security number with a person named Jesus Quintero.” from

        How can it be that when his employer filed his weekly payroll taxes, the Federal government didn’t notice that the name did not match their records? Clearly the federal government with its thousands of agents and advanced computer systems are just drawing paychecks and not working for them.

        • Fred Stiening says:

          That might explain why he is unavailable to talk with reporters

          • CC1s121LrBGT says:

            Evidently he showed up for a one time exclusive interview on Wednesday… to the Ellen show and only the Ellen show. Ellen did not interview but instead praised him for saving lives.. that was actually the first abandoned timeline where the authorities said he arrived on the seen after the shooting started. More recently, they say the shooting started after he had arrived on the scene.

            Turns out that Mandalay Bay is a prime sponsor of Ellen’s show and even has shot machines with Ellen’s face on them. The staged interview seemed to be a promo stunt to bring in more tourists and to thwart the lawyers.

            The dangers of allowing the entertainment industry to run all the news channels. As I say to my liberal friends tongue in cheek, sure the First Amendment is important, maybe it is so important that it needs to be licensed with background checks the same way that the Second Amendment does. 😉

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