Equifax Urges Staysure Customers to Monitor their Credit Report Following Data Breach

Equifax, the online credit information provider and fraud expert, is urging Staysure customers to monitor their credit report in the wake of the travel insurer’s IT security breach.

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All Staysure customers who may be affected should act now to monitor their credit report to minimise the risks and stop fraudsters in their tracks.

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 6 January 2014

Staysure is warning customers that some sensitive bank card details may have been stolen by hackers, with 93,000 people potentially at risk. With 30 days free access to their Equifax Credit Report by logging onto http://www.equifax.co.uk, Staysure customers can keep an eye on their accounts and spot any signs of possible fraudulent activity before it causes any major damage.

According to Staysure(Jan 3rd 2014), hackers may have stolen the three digit security number or Card Verification Value (CVV) numbers of some of its policy holders. Armed with this information, fraudsters may try to open new accounts or access existing accounts, using the victims’ card details.

“All too often, the first sign of fraud a victim sees is a new credit agreement or a large sum of money missing from their account” explained Neil Munroe, External Affairs Director, Equifax. “All Staysure customers who may be affected should act now to monitor their credit report to minimise the risks and stop fraudsters in their tracks.

The Equifax Credit Report is free for the first 30 days, giving consumers immediate access to the information they need. The service includes weekly alerts of any significant changes, such as new accounts, plus free internet ID surveillance with WebDetect, helping consumers keep track of their information online. With unlimited online access to their latest credit report and score, Staysure customers can stay in control and take fast action if and when fraudsters strike.

Online access to the Equifax Credit Report is a fast and easy way to take control. By empowering consumers, Equifax continues to help them close the net on fraudsters and effectively manage their finances.”

The Equifax Credit Report is accessible for 30 days free simply by logging onto http://www.equifax.co.uk. If customers do not cancel before the end of the 30 Day Free Trial, the service will continue at £9.95 per month, giving them unlimited online access to their credit information and weekly alerts on any changes to their credit file. It also includes an online dispute facility to help them correct any errors on their credit file simply and quickly.


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