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Equifax Breach Details

September 21, 2017
Beware of fake websites pretending to be the Equifax help site.  We have links listed below to help you navigate to the correct sites.

September 14, 2017

Recently, Equifax, one of the three national consumer credit reporting agencies, announced a major data breach.

Here are the details of what we know about the breach:
  • This breach affects approximately 143 million Americans.
  • The data breach occurred May – July 2017, and the information stolen includes consumers’ personally identifiable information, including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers.
  • Approximately 209,000 credit card numbers and dispute documents with personally identifiable information for approximately 182,000 consumers were also stolen.
  • There is no evidence of unauthorized access to consumers’ credit reporting databases.

To be clear, Bank of Washington was not compromised and your information was not stolen from our bank. However, we take the security of our customer information very seriously, and we are providing you with the information we know about this massive breach and the steps you can take to protect your personally identifiable information if you so desire. 

What you can do:
 Experian®  TransUnion®  Equifax®
P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
888-397-3742
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19016
800-680-7289
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
800-349-5191

Additionally, the Bank of Washington does offer an identity theft product, called Identity Shield.  It is an industry-leading identity defense program designed to secure, monitor and restore your personally identifiable information.
 

Following this unprecedented breach, we are also asking our customers to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity in your Bank of Washington accounts to us by calling 636-239-7831.