Protect your personal and financial information.

Steps to take after the Equifax® data breach.

What Happened?

You may have heard about the recent Equifax® data breach, which affected millions of U.S. consumers. We encourage you to contact Equifax at 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 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

M&T Bank Alerts are available for your M&T Card through M&T Online Banking. Suspicious activity alerts notify customers of certain potentially fraudulent activity on their M&T Card. Alerts are designed to be a helpful account management tool, but they do not identify all potential fraudulent activity and are not a substitute for security and fraud precautions including, but not limited to, verifying statements and being aware of your outstanding payments and available balance. For your protection, “suspicious activity” and “card PIN change” email alerts cannot be disabled. M&T Bank is not liable for any losses customers may incur due to an alert not being delivered. Your mobile carrier's text messaging and data charges may apply.
Use of these features and services requires Internet and/or data access through a computer or mobile device. Subject to availability and the same limitations as any service available through the Internet. M&T Bank is not responsible for matters that are outside of its reasonable control that might impact availability and functionality. M&T Bank reserves the right to suspend service for any reason at any time. Your mobile carrier's text messaging and data charges may apply. Fees may apply for optional services provided through M&T Online Banking. View the M&T Digital Services Agreement for additional details.