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Data Breach

Information Regarding the Latest Data Breach

Lion's Share is here to help you with all of your financial needs and concerns. The information we provide on this page is the most current information we have received regarding any data breach that we are aware of.

Equifax Credit Reporting Agency

Equifax has issued and updated a statement on the data breach and has offered 1 year of free credit monitoring to anyone who may or may not have been affected by the breach.

While the credit monitoring service will make you aware of any changes for the 12 months in the aftermath of this breach, your personal information will still be in the hands of the hackers forever. It may even be sold repeatedly on the dark web. 

In order to stop anyone from opening loans or credit cards in your name, we urge you to consider putting a freeze on all of your credit files. While it might cost a few dollars to freeze each file ($3-$10 depending on the state you live in), it is recommended that you do so. The cost is not nearly what it cost to to fight/stop identity theft. Additional information regarding what to do if your information is exposed in a data breach can be found on the Federal Trade Commission's website .

Lion's Share recommends that you check each of your credit reports from the 3 Major Credit Reporting Agencies, at least annually. You can check one report each quarter so that you are viewing your credit file throughout the year. This is a free service online at www.annualcreditreport.com

Contact information for each of the 4 credit reporting agencies can be found below. To place a freeze on your credit file, click the Credit Freeze tab for each reporting agency. 

Equifax
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA  30374
800-685-1111
Online:
www.equifax.com
Equifax Credit Freeze

Experian
P.O. Box 4500
Allen, TX  75013
888-397-3742
Online: www.experian.com
Experian Security Freeze

TransUnion
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA  19016-2000
800-888-4213
Online: www.transunion.com
TransUnion Credit Freeze

Innovis
P.O. Box 1640
Pittsburugh, PA  15230-1640

800-540-2505
Online: www.innovis.com
Innovis Security Freeze

Chexsystems (the bureau that holds your checking account history)
7805 Hudson Road, Suite 100
Woodbury, MN  55125
800-428-9623
Online: www.chexsystems.com
Chexsystems Security Freeze

Additional Links:

Federal Trade Commission
Online: www.ftc.gov
1-877-382-4357

Annual Credit Report
Online: www.annualcreditreport.com
1-877-322-8228