Identity Theft Protection - Information Regarding the Equifax Data Breach

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has provided a resource to help you understand and identify identity theft and steps you can take to protect yourself. For more information visit their website by clicking the link provided. Click here to learn more

The Federal Trade Commission has provided an article discussing the free credit freeze offered by Equifax. Click here to read the article

Recently, Equifax, one of the three national consumer credit reporting agencies announced a major data breach. This breach affects approximately 143 million Americans. This is what we know according to Equifax: 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, Idaho First Bank was not compromised and your information was not stolen from our bank. However, Idaho First Bank takes 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. Following this unprecedented breach, we are also asking our customers to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity in your Idaho First Bank accounts to Idaho First Bank by calling 866.634.2760 or visiting
Equifax has established a website that informs consumers if they may be affected by the breach, provides additional information on the breach, and offers complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring. This information is available at To protect your identity and personal information, Idaho First Bank strongly encourages our customers to take the actions noted below.
Review your account statements to spot any suspicious transactions. You can also monitor your account activity online at any time at 
If you spot any suspicious transactions, please contact us immediately at 866.634.2760. 
Consider if you should place an initial fraud alert on your credit report (see
Consider if you should freeze your credit file (see 
Review your credit reports for accuracy. Call any one of the three credit reporting agencies to receive your free annual credit report or visit


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You should also contact the credit reporting agencies to notify them of any suspected fraud or identity theft.
If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, contact your local law enforcement office and/or your state attorney general. Finally, you may also want to consider reviewing information about recovering from identity theft, which is available from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at or by calling 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). The FTC also offers general information to protect your online presence at
Equifax has established a dedicated toll-free number to answer questions you may have about the Equifax data breach and its effect on your personally identifiable information. You may call them at 866-447-7559.


Your Bank Team at Idaho First Bank