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[*] posted on 9-11-2017 at 11:48 AM


So I'm sitting here for over 40 minutes on hold to Experian. The reason is they nicked my credit card for $10 even though CA residents over 65 are supposed to get a credit freeze for free.

So what do you do while on hold? Read the news about the Category 5 data hack at Equifax of course. Found this:

"The man who runs Equifax's security group earned $2.8 million last year."

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/08/equifax-security-exec-john-k...

That's $1372 per hour assuming a 40 hour week. I bet the incompetent ashhole gets a raise.

But he has ways to go, the CEO makes $7352 per hour.

Another ironic twist is the hackers got to the database via the company's web pages that are used to buy extra identity protection. According to one news source, the people who bought the ID protection had their most sensitive ID data stolen.

P.S. Just got through and am getting my 10 bucks refunded.

[Edited on 9-11-2017 by SFandH]




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[*] posted on 9-11-2017 at 03:31 PM


This morning when I put a freeze on our credit reports TransUnion charged $10, Experian $5, Innovis and Equifax were free. We're not over 65 yet. Pleasant surprise as I though I'd be on the hook for $40. YMMV
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[*] posted on 9-11-2017 at 04:20 PM


It's best to check your credit report (you get one free per year from each agency) for any unusual activity before freezing everything.

This data breach happened between May and July and Equifax did not bother to inform any of us until this week, so our information has been out there for awhile. :fire:
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