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MT AG: Over 300,000 Montanans May Have Been Hacked

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox will be on Dominick In The Morning this week to talk about and warn listeners that they may be in danger, credit and identity danger.

Equifax, which has information on over 140 million people, has been hacked. Americans’ social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank accounts, and other personal documents were potentially stolen between mid-May and July. The Montana Department of Justice’s Office of Consumer Protection is alerting Montanans
says the credit reporting company announced the hack Thursday.

On Thursday, the company announced that the personal information of 143 million Americans may have been accessed by hackers. Customer details that were potentially accessed between mid-May and July include names, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, bank accounts, and other personal documents.

Mark Mattioli, Chief of Montana’s Office of Consumer Protection said “We know that 367,737 Montanans were affected by the Equifax data breach,” said . “That’s nearly one-third of the state’s population; this is a huge data breach and consumers should take this news very seriously. While we expect Equifax to send notification letters to Montana consumers impacted by the breach, we urge people to visit the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) website learn more about next steps following this announcement.”

What can Montana consumers do? The Montana Office of Consumer Protection has information for you, their website will show you how to place a freeze on your credit file and more at the Montana Office of Consumer Protection website.

Dominick

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