Potential Equifax Data Breach Phishing and Vishing Scams
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warning to consumers to be on alert for fraudulent phone calls and emails masquerading as official communications from Equifax or their employees. These calls or emails may request recipients’ personal or account information for “verification purposes” but are actually attempts by scammers to lure them into divulging sensitive information. Equifax will never place unsolicited calls or send unsolicited emails to consumers asking to verify their information. The NJCCIC recommends never sharing sensitive personal or financial information via unsecured, unencrypted email or over the phone unless you have initiated the call and verified the number before calling. Please see the FTC Alert for more information.