On September 7th Equifax announced a data breach affecting 143 million people. Credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 people were part of the data breached. Personally identifiable information (such as: name, birthdate, social security number, driver's license number, or address) was compromised for 182,000 customers involved in credit report disputes. Equifax is mailing notices to people whose credit cards or dispute documents were affected.
Lee County Bank reports credit information to Equifax, as well as TransUnion and Experian, on a monthly basis. However, we require other forms of identification and account verification before releasing any customer information to anyone calling Lee County Bank. More information about the Equifax data breach will be passed along as it is released. As always, we strive to maintain the confidentiality of our customer's personal information.
Federal law entitles each person to one free credit report from each of the three credit bureaus every 12 months. For more information, visit www.annualcreditreport.com. This is the only site set up by the government for free credit reports.