Fraudulent Equifax Request for Information

January 24, 2012
Be aware of fraud activity involving a physical fax that appears to be from Equifax, the credit agency. The fraud occurs through these steps:
  • The fax tells the recipient that Equifax needs their bank account number, fax number to their banking center and other information.
  • The fax then instructs them to sign the form and fax it back to them.
  • The criminal then takes the information, copies and pastes the signature onto a fake wire request that is faxed to the person’s bank hoping the bank will process the request.
What do you need to do? If you receive an unsolicited fax, email or even a text or phone call from Equifax or other organization requesting your confidential information, it is not real and you should not respond to it.