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@MIseker wrote:
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What we DO know happened this year, is the feds are absolving them of all liability

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If you call this, "absolving them of all liability":

 

On October 13, 2017, the US Internal Revenue Service was reported to have suspended a $7.2 million contract with Equifax, as a result of the attack.

 

Correction:

 

https://clark.com/personal-finance-credit/equifax-data-breach-credit-agency-loses-7-2-million-contra...

 

and this seems to be the same service that Social Security used.

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if im not mistaken, they never had proper regulation. They started out as a strong arm credit collector in the 1800's, then just said the were a credit clearing house, same as the other outfits. What we DO know happened this year, is the feds are absolving them of all liability, and as far as I know they will still be asking for your info and deciding whether or not you should get a loan.
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@afisher wrote:

Ignoblers are looking for distractions.   

 

     Apparently they totally want to ignore that the current WH regime has decided to NOT investigate Equifax - because that might uncover some wrong doing by the Corporations and the current regime wants to assure all Corps that this regime will totally cover up anything that might weigh down a flawed company.   

 

      Forget that the current regime was dead set on destroying the very agency that was designed to protect the consumer - and that the hack occurred in Sept 2018.   

 

       Ignoblers are going to try harder, as their distractions allow those of us who care about consumers to know how the current regime doesn't give two hoots about "we the people".   


At least, unlike the previous WH regime, the current WH regime didn't hire Equifax to do its online security. 

 

"hack occurred in Sept 2018." - Ha, ha, ha. 

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@afisher wrote:

Ignoblers are looking for distractions.   

 

     Apparently they totally want to ignore that the current WH regime has decided to NOT investigate Equifax - because that might uncover some wrong doing by the Corporations and the current regime wants to assure all Corps that this regime will totally cover up anything that might weigh down a flawed company.   

 

      Forget that the current regime was dead set on destroying the very agency that was designed to protect the consumer - and that the hack occurred in Sept 2018.   

 

       Ignoblers are going to try harder, as their distractions allow those of us who care about consumers to know how the current regime doesn't give two hoots about "we the people".   


Read that myself. My old agent..i had known her since we were 13. She had her identity stolen long ago,and set me up with identity theft INSURANCE attached to my homeowners. She retired a few years back and sold her agency..i should probably check on it. lol.

Ill never have another agent like that. I paid the ills as a walking..we woulde review the policy and she would tell me how the home office had gotten away with screwing folks, and show me how to get around it.

 

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Ignoblers are looking for distractions.   

 

     Apparently they totally want to ignore that the current WH regime has decided to NOT investigate Equifax - because that might uncover some wrong doing by the Corporations and the current regime wants to assure all Corps that this regime will totally cover up anything that might weigh down a flawed company.   

 

      Forget that the current regime was dead set on destroying the very agency that was designed to protect the consumer - and that the hack occurred in Sept 2018.   

 

       Ignoblers are going to try harder, as their distractions allow those of us who care about consumers to know how the current regime doesn't give two hoots about "we the people".   

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There is something that was not discussed here or in the news media.  Equifax, as an Identity Service Provider, sold bad identity verification services to Social Security under Obama circa 5/2016. 

 

I was a victim of Equifax mistakes during my attempts to login on websites owned by Social Security, Credit Karma and Equifax, itself.   To verify my online identity, Equifax asked me 100% fictional questions, i.e., not based on any information contained in my Equifax credit file, and, when I answered "None of the Above" to all the questions, rejected my verification.  This caused me unnecessary mental stress because I thought that someone had stolen my identity and applied for loans, etc..

 

How would you feel if these questions were used on you?:

SSVerificationUsingEquifax.png

 

 

 

 

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@Indianrock wrote:

I don't want to lump in the many good corporate leaders, but too many will turn into a pirate at the drop of a hat.  It's a combination of poor upbringing, a culture of greed and short-term profits, combined with a lack of iron-fisted government regulation ( and perhaps no ethics training going on in college ).

 

Level the playing field.  Regulations with teeth for all and if "foreign" firms try to get around U.S. laws, ban their imports.   Do we need a 2008 melt-down every 3 years to remind us not to remove regulations?  How stupid are we.

 

Pollute to undercut the competition by lowering costs --- license to do business pulled for six months.   Fail anti-hacking tests ---  license to do business pulled for six months.    Basically do anything that is not in the best interests of most citizens?   ---  license to do business pulled for six months.

 

Oh, and this isn't Socialism -- Socialsim is when the government owns all businesses, all property, all minerals/resources etc.  Nobody's suggesting that.  Just regulations to make a good free enterprise system work in the best interests of the majority.


Speaking of good corp. leaders. Did everyone miss the story out today on the top 3 Officers of Equifax. As you know it took Equifax about 3 or 4 weeks to release the story about the hack to the public. Guess what happened during that time. The top 3 Officers of Equifax sold a large amount of their stock at a high price. After the release of the hack story the stock price dropped quite a bit so these 3 made a lot of money on the hack by selling before the public new about it. I think that is not legal and they should be fired and go to jail. We need more govt. control not less as shown here.

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I don't want to lump in the many good corporate leaders, but too many will turn into a pirate at the drop of a hat.  It's a combination of poor upbringing, a culture of greed and short-term profits, combined with a lack of iron-fisted government regulation ( and perhaps no ethics training going on in college ).

 

Level the playing field.  Regulations with teeth for all and if "foreign" firms try to get around U.S. laws, ban their imports.   Do we need a 2008 melt-down every 3 years to remind us not to remove regulations?  How stupid are we.

 

Pollute to undercut the competition by lowering costs --- license to do business pulled for six months.   Fail anti-hacking tests ---  license to do business pulled for six months.    Basically do anything that is not in the best interests of most citizens?   ---  license to do business pulled for six months.

 

Oh, and this isn't Socialism -- Socialsim is when the government owns all businesses, all property, all minerals/resources etc.  Nobody's suggesting that.  Just regulations to make a good free enterprise system work in the best interests of the majority.

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I " overheard" the TV say if you went to far with the equifax protection you couldnt sue.
I may sue this time. These people are PAID BY US to keep our stuff secure. I really dont care about excuses. its jail time for those 3 that sold stock. I am beyond po'd over this.
FOREIGN HACKERS arent to blame. poor security is. but that isnt the narrative we get.
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I just used the links in this article to put a security freeze on my accounts with all three credit reporting agencies.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/09/09/after-the-equifax-breach-heres-how-to-f...

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