Dating website fraud
Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims.They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love.Some even make wedding plans before disappearing with the money.An online love interest who asks for money is almost certainly a scam artist.
The hackers accessed Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers.
Equifax has launched a tool that will let you know if you were affected by the breach.
Visit Equifax’s website dedicated to this breach to learn if you were impacted.
You will need to provide your last name and the last six numbers of your Social Security number.
If you are impacted, Equifax offers you a free credit monitoring service, Trusted IDPremier.
However, you won’t be able to enroll in it immediately.