Reports indicate Experian lost data for 15 million customers and applicants of the wireless phone company T-Mobile, including names, addresses and birth dates and social security numbers, among other information breached from the consumer files.
In response Experian and T-Mobile are offering two years of free credit monitoring from.....Experian!
Beyond the absurdity of offering a security service from the company that was just hacked, credit monitoring does not actually provide consumers with strong protections. As Illinois PIRG has made the case for years, only a credit freeze stops new account identity theft. Potential victims should freeze all of their “Big 3” credit reports from Experian, Equifax and TransUnion
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