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NH attorney general offers guidance after data breach

Contributed by on October 8, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Attorney General Bondi is also providing tips to consumers to help guard against financial crimes related to identify theft.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has urged T-Mobile customers to place fraud alerts on their credit records following a massive data breach at a major credit-reporting agency. Fraud alerts can be placed with all three major credit bureaus by calling any one of the following numbers: Experian at (800) 397-3742, Equifax at (800) 525-6285 and TransUnion at (800) 680-7289.

The compromised data was used by T-Mobile in connection with credit checks of individuals who applied for T-Mobile services from September 1, 2013 through September 16, 2015. At this time, Experian believes no payment card or banking information is involved in the breach.

· Monitor your credit report for any suspicious activity. A credit freeze locks down a person’s credit report so credit may not be issued until the freeze is lifted. Be aware that credit monitoring only alerts consumers to fraud after the fact.

· Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit report. She said phishing attempts and unsolicited calls or emails offering credit monitoring or identity theft services should be ignored.

NH attorney general offers guidance after data breach

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