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News Equifax breach and identify theft protection information

Links provided to assist with and understand the Equifax breach.
  • Division of Banks

Update March 1, 2018, Announcement: What You Need to Know

Equifax Inc. announced that the company has confirmed the identities of consumers whose partial driver’s license information was taken. Equifax will notify these consumers by U.S. Postal mail, and will offer identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services at no cost to them. 

See the full update on the official Equifax announcement.

Equifax also distributed a press release on March 1st with more detailed information. 

Helpful consumer information

The following links provide information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission regarding the security breach Equifax experienced. 

Division of Banks 

The Division of Banks (DOB) is the chartering authority and primary regulator for both banking and non-bank financial service providers in Massachusetts. DOB's primary mission is to ensure a sound, competitive and accessible financial services environment throughout the Commonwealth.