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The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

The Equifax Data Breach:  What to Do

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website, if you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies.  Equifax has business relationships with many financial institutions, including Wheatland Bank.  Click here to read the full FTC release concerning the Equifax breach.

While this breach did not result from or occur within Wheatland Bank, we do appreciate and share the concern about safeguarding personal and financial information.  Wheatland Bank is vigilant and remains committed to protecting all of your personal and financial information.

According to Equifax, you can check if your information may have been compromised on the Equifax information website.  Equifax is offering everyone, regardless of whether their information may have been compromised, free enrollment for one year of identity theft and credit monitoring.  Please read all disclosures carefully to ensure you understand your legal rights if you accept this offer.

For additional information about how to help protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft, visit our identity theft page.

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