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The Equifax Breach: What Car Buyers Should Know

The Equifax Breach: What Car Buyers Should Know

In early September, media outlets ran wild with details about a data breach that took place at one of the country’s three major credit reporting agencies. Equifax announced nearly 143 million consumers were affected, with their personal information like date of birth, social security number, and home address compromised in the breach. Also, credit card numbers for an estimated 209,000 Americans and credit dispute documents for 182,000 consumers were compromised. In the wrong hands, these identifying details could be used to open new credit accounts that have a harmful long-term effect on an individual’s credit history and score.

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