8 Facts About Equifax

1. In April 2014, Equifax was sued in New York federal court by God Gazarov, who claimed the company erroneously reports him as having no credit history because of his unusual first name.

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2. In her lawsuit, Miller alleged Equifax had merged her credit reports with another person with a different Social Security number, date of birth, and address.

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3. On October 10, 2017, Equifax stated that 15.2 million UK customers had their records compromised in the breach, of which 693,665 had sensitive personal data disclosed.

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4. On October 2, 2017, Equifax revealed that the estimated number of affected Americans was 2.5 million more than previously reported.

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5. On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced a cybercrime identity theft event potentially impacting approximately 145.5 million US consumers.

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6. In 2016, Equifax partnered with CreditMantri, a credit facilitator based in Chennai, to offer free credit score and loan reports to its customers.

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7. In October 2010, Equifax acquired Anakam, an identity verification software company.

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8. On March 1, 2018, Equifax announced that 2.4 million additional US customers were affected by the breach.

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