TrustedID extending an additional year of free credit monitoring service for all members in the September 7, 2017 cybersecurity incident

I think this is very cool that they’re doing this. I have been getting free credit monitoring for many years now because I enrolled in all kind of program that offered this because of similar incident. However fortunately those incident didn’t really impact me, but impacted many others, I just claim it so I can get it a piggy ride since I’m also registered with a company the incident occurred. It’s a good thing that many of of IDs and credit and including passport have expiration date so that if someone stole it, they have to use it within certain period of time otherwise it expired and become useless to them.

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, 2:12:30 PM EST, TrustedID Customer Service wrote:

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EQUIFAX Experian

Your TrustedID® Premier Subscription

Dear ,
We recently sent you an email advising you that, until further notice, we would be extending the free TrustedID® Premier subscription you enrolled in following the September 7, 2017 cybersecurity incident. We are now pleased to let you know that Equifax has chosen Experian®, one of the three nationwide credit bureaus, to provide you with an additional year of free credit monitoring service. This extension is at no cost to you , and you will not be asked to provide a credit card number or other payment information. You have until January 31, 2019 to enroll in this extension of free credit monitoring through IDnotify™, a part of Experian.

Your new product, IDnotify, includes key features for your protection similar to those included in TrustedID Premier:
3-Bureau Credit File Monitoring
$1M Identity Theft Insurance
Enhanced Internet Scanning for Social Security numbers as well as your email, phone, medical ID, passport, credit card and other personal information
Experian CreditLock
No action is required from you at this time to take advantage of the extended coverage. If for any reason you do not want to receive this extension, please click here or on the button below within 14 days to opt out.

If you do not opt out, we will share certain personal identifying information of yours with Experian so that they can validate your identity and you can securely enroll in the product.1

If you do not opt out, you will receive additional emails from Equifax in the coming weeks with more details about this free product as well as a link to enroll for the extended coverage.

You will have until January 31, 2019 to enroll. Once you successfully enroll, you will no longer receive TrustedID Premier and your credit monitoring will continue through this new product. We want to reassure you that you will continue to receive credit monitoring service during this transition. However, if you opt out of us sending your personal identifying information to Experian or do not complete enrollment, your TrustedID product will automatically expire on January 31, 2019.

For more information, visit the FAQs page.

Your Equifax Customer Care Team

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1 Equifax will share your name, address, date of birth, social security number, and self-provided phone number and email address with Experian. Please note that as a Credit Reporting Agency, Experian currently has and is using this information (except phone number and email address) in the fulfillment of the Experian file monitoring which is part of your current service with TrustedID Premier. Experian will only use the information Equifax is sharing to confirm your identity and securely enroll you in the Experian product, and will not use it for marketing or solicitation.

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