Equifax Recommends Consumers Go Online to Get Answers Quickly and Safely

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This announcement discusses how consumers can use the Internet as their primary channel to obtain important Equifax credit information. Highlighted in the release are useful links for accessing your Equifax credit report and placing a fraud alert.

Many people do not realize how convenient the Internet is for inquiring about the information contained in their Equifax credit report

Most Americans do not use the Internet to update information or place a fraud alert on their credit reports, according to information solutions leader Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX). The company recommends that consumers use the Internet as their primary channel to obtain and update their critically important Equifax credit information. While phone and mail channels continue to be available, the Internet provides consumers with immediate access to the services they need to get their answers quickly.

"Many people do not realize how convenient the Internet is for inquiring about the information contained in their Equifax credit report," said Andy Bodea, Senior Vice President, Global Operations. "Using the Internet is a fast and easy to use tool, and can be used whenever the time is convenient for you. The whole process can be managed online - getting instant answers to your questions without having to wait for the mail."

The following are online links that consumers can use today with Equifax:

Inquire about information in an Equifax credit report at http://www.investigate.equifax.com. Equifax enhanced the investigation process by providing automatic email notification and online access to investigation results.

Initiate an Initial [90-day] Fraud Alert or Active Duty [Military] Alert at http://www.fraudalerts.equifax.com. Consumers who suspect that they are, or about to become, a victim of fraud now can request an Initial Fraud Alert be placed on their Equifax credit report easily online. This site will also allow consumers to request an Active Duty Alert online. A successful online alert request is automatically sent to the other two nationwide credit reporting agencies. Confirmation is sent to the consumer automatically via email with easy online access to a free Equifax credit report.

Access your Equifax Credit Report at http://www.equifax.com/fcra. Consumers who are denied credit or are entitled to a free or discounted credit report under state law now can obtain their Equifax credit report easily online. Other consumers may obtain a free copy of their credit report once a year from all three national credit reporting companies at http://www.annualcreditreport.com .

These online services as well as information about accessing services by phone or mail are available at http://www.equifax.com/answers/en_efx.

Equifax has a long history of providing consumers with a wide array of online products and solutions. Among these, Equifax credit monitoring products alert consumers to key changes in their credit report that could signal potential identity theft and serve as an early warning detection system. A new feature of the credit monitoring products is Equifax Credit Report Control which allows members to lock and unlock their Equifax credit report easily online as often as they wish for one low monthly fee. As part of its commitment to educate consumers about credit management and identity theft protection, Equifax also provides a wealth of information and resources at http://www.learn.equifax.com.

About Equifax Inc. (http://www.equifax.com)

Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. A global leader in information solutions, employment and income verification and human resources business process outsourcing services, we leverage one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.

Customers have trusted Equifax for over 100 years to deliver innovative solutions with the highest integrity and reliability. Businesses - large and small - rely on us for consumer and business credit intelligence, portfolio management, fraud detection, decisioning technology, marketing tools, HR/payroll services, and much more. We empower individual consumers to manage their personal credit information, protect their identity and maximize their financial well-being.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax Inc. employs approximately 7,000 people in 14 countries throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX.


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