Protect your personal and financial information.
Steps to take after the Equifax® data breach.
You may have heard about the recent Equifax® data breach, which affected millions of U.S. consumers. We encourage you to contact Equifax at equifaxsecurity2017.com or by calling the Equifax Response Line at 1-866-447-7559 to find out if your information may have been compromised and to review other services provided by Equifax.
We understand that data breaches can be a cause for great concern. We’d like to inform you of steps you can take to help protect your personal and financial information.
Options to Consider
Check out the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) page IdentityTheft.gov for options, including:
- Checking credit information with all credit agencies
- Monitoring account statements for unrecognized transactions
- Consider placing a freeze on personal credit files (NOTE: This may involve a cost and could delay current or future credit applications)
How M&T Helps
- M&T Assurance – real-time Fraud Monitoring screens your account 24/7 to help you detect suspicious card activity outside your normal purchasing pattern.
- M&T Alerts – you can monitor your account activity and debit card transactions to quickly detect potential fraud activity by simply signing up for M&T Alerts.
- Online & Mobile Banking Security – we have several safeguards to help make your online and mobile banking more secure.
How You Can Protect Yourself
- Identity Theft – get helpful tips on preventing and detecting identity theft.
- General Fraud Security Tips – resources for protecting your financial information.
- Credit & Debit Card Fraud Prevention Tips – find out how you can help prevent card fraud and keep your financial information safe and secure.
- Cybersecurity Tips – learn how to protect your devices and information.