NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Equifax took mores steps Monday to help the 143 million Americans affected by its data breach.
In addition to adding more call center agents to its centers to assist consumer calls, they also changed the language in the user agreement for TrustedID Premier.
Equifax is offering consumers this program for free credit monitoring for a year. Originally, when consumers signed up for the free year, they waived their right to legal action against the company.
The language has now been taken out of the agreement and consumers are free to pursue legal action against the credit reporting company.
Equifax released a statement on their website.
Once there, click the tab that says “Potential Impact.”
You’ll be directed to a screen that lists the steps of the process. At the bottom of the page, click the button that says “Check Potential Impact.”
You will then be asked to input your last name and the last 6 digits of your social security number.
You will receive notice if you’ve been impacted and will be given a specific date and time to enroll in the free services, if you chose to do so.