Fairfax County FCU is aware of the recent Equifax Data Breach that affected an estimated 143 million people. Equifax maintains information on 88 million businesses worldwide. The Credit Union reports loan information to Equifax and other credit bureaus on a monthly basis as required.
The data breach did not affect the Credit Union’s operational systems. We take protecting member information very seriously by maintaining physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.
What precautions can you take?
- Visit Equifax’s website for more information at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. On this page, click on the button labeled Potential Impact to see if your personal information was impacted. You will be instructed to sign up for ID theft protection on a specific date.
- You may also refer to our consumer protection page for tips on how to protect your personal information further.
- Equifax WILL NOT call you. If you receive a call from someone posing as Equifax, do not provide them with personal information and hang up the call immediately. If you received a call that you believe is fake, report it to the Federal Trade Commission.
- Review your account information through online banking or by mobile app on a regular basis and immediately notify us if you suspect unauthorized transactions
- Never share online and mobile banking login information
- Use strong passwords and change them frequently
- Protect debit and credit cards and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs)
- Make online purchases only through trusted websites
- Get your free annual credit report every year from Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union
Please feel free to contact us at 703.218.9900 opt 3, if you have any questions or concerns.