Lots of people recently got an email or letter about free credit monitoring through the Equifax settlement. That’s because the settlement with Equifax was just approved by a court. So now, if you signed up for credit monitoring as part of that settlement, you can take a few steps to switch it on. The email or letter tells you how. Learn more at the FTC’s official site for information: ftc.gov/Equifax.
Remember that you don’t have to pay for credit monitoring as part of this settlement, and nobody will call, text, or email out of the blue to ask you for your credit card or bank account numbers, or to “help” you get your free credit monitoring. Anyone who does is a scammer, so please tell the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
Learn more about the settlement and free credit monitoring at ftc.gov/Equifax.
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