Caroline Gerardo, C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady (Eagle Home Mortgage,  LENNAR HOMES Home Loans)

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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

They say I am not, however, I froze all my accounts with the big 3 agencies months ago when someone tried to use my info to open a credit card, so I am not sure what else I can do at this point. 

Not impressed the top officers sold stock before informing the public. 

Sep 08, 2017 01:54 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Considering how useless the Justice Department is, and the corrupt FBI, Equifax will surely get away with this.

Sep 08, 2017 04:56 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

They are releasing the list on 9/13 so, we shall see then. I will say that we have freeze protection on all 3 agencies and only unfreeze in the event of mortgage application.

We only have a business and a personal credit card and pay cash for everything else, including vehicles. So, we are not planning to apply for any credit anytime soon (and unfreezing)!

Sep 08, 2017 02:06 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I hope not.....

Sep 08, 2017 04:51 PM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Glad I'm not holding stock.

Sep 08, 2017 03:39 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Some one will go to jail for this.  

Sep 08, 2017 03:22 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I have no idea whether I am one of the people - I just figure that nothing is safe anymore that is out there

Sep 08, 2017 03:12 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Haven't checked yet. A LO just sent me the link to see.

Sep 08, 2017 02:58 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Holding back. If they got my information I will want to sue!

Sep 08, 2017 02:30 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Caroline,

I am amazed that they knew for two months, and sold stock.  Is the SEC going to investigate and fine them?  A

Sep 08, 2017 02:16 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

This is what happens when companies are "too big to fail." I'm sure the federal government will help them out of this mess.

Sep 09, 2017 07:10 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not that I'm aware of, though since I recently got a car lease I'm not holding any hope out.

Sep 08, 2017 05:58 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Yep.  These people need to go down, they have inside information.

Sep 08, 2017 05:35 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Despicable...

Sep 08, 2017 04:24 PM
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Kathy Fisher
Parker Properties - Decatur, TX
Realtor Wise County Texas

How did you find out? I am not getting any absolute answers.

Sep 08, 2017 04:04 PM
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Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

Well that isn't surprising that stocks are falling.  CEO and top dogs sold out....that isn't surprising either.  It is so wrong. 

Sep 08, 2017 02:31 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Right now it seems we are okay... my husband is monitoring closely. Sorry you were one of the 50%. They should be sued by the largest class action suit known to man... as much for keeping this a secret as for anything else.

Sep 08, 2017 02:08 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Have not been notified as yet; it's scary.

Sep 08, 2017 02:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

News reports are if you use their website to check, you have to waive your right to sue.

Sep 08, 2017 02:04 PM
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

We have freeze protection on all 3 agencies yet our credit card has been hacked 3 times in the last 45 days. They have issued us 3 new cards over this time period and are monitoring closly. 

Sep 09, 2017 06:47 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

Put the cuffs on them.

We all are Equifax victims.

Sep 08, 2017 08:56 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No

Sep 08, 2017 05:05 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Caroline Gerardo Interesting after all of this I saw an ad today where they are selling identity theft protection.

Sep 08, 2017 03:51 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't want to answer this on a public forum.

Sep 09, 2017 06:26 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Arrest the ceo and any one who sold stick before is what i say. I didnt check

Sep 09, 2017 05:41 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Update as of 9/8/17, in response to the Waiver of RIghts, from Equifax Security 2017

 

2). NO WAIVER OF RIGHTS FOR THIS CYBER SECURITY INCIDENT
In response to consumer inquiries, we have made it clear that the arbitration clause and class action waiver included in the Equifax and TrustedID Premier terms of use does not apply to this cybersecurity incident.

Sep 09, 2017 04:58 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Time will tell...

Sep 09, 2017 04:37 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Everybody is on that list. They have everybodies credit history so everybody is most likely on that list, we just aren't being told.

Sep 09, 2017 04:10 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the link.

Sep 09, 2017 03:54 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

no ma'am

Sep 09, 2017 03:24 AM
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

My email was just hacked, had to close it down.

Sep 09, 2017 03:11 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

So far no news is a good news - for me... Caroline Gerardo.

Sep 08, 2017 11:24 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not to my knowledge.

Sep 08, 2017 08:48 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am not thank goodness. I think that is just terrible what has happened.

Sep 08, 2017 07:47 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

my wife is

Sep 08, 2017 07:18 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like something that they should be arrested for, but the number of illegal actions happening in our country without prosecution is getting very large under the new justice department.

Sep 08, 2017 06:56 PM
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Joe D'Agostino
NMLS# 729950 - Manahawkin, NJ
Mortgage Officer 46 years!

Caroline Gerardo. A few days ago, I called a very close friend who owns a credit reporting company. He told me to assume that your identity was stolen. His advice was a follows:

1) Register with Equifax

2) Register with Life Lock. You can elect different levels of protection. Some even include your 401 K and Retirement accounts.

3) Call your Home Owners insurance company and ask about "Identify Theft Insurance, The cost is about $50.00 a year. This will protect your home in case of any Judgments or Liens placed on your home due to Identity Theft. 

Finally...Check your bank accounts at least once a week ,preferably every day .......Good Luck

Sep 12, 2017 09:39 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have checked my credit report, and see nothing wonky yet, will wait to see what the list produces.

Sep 12, 2017 08:58 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I'm going to check your blog right now.....not sure what is going on:( 

Sep 10, 2017 09:51 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

According to your links provided, so am it, but I just checked my credit report and I see nothing suspect.

Sep 10, 2017 08:57 AM
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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I hope not as well, but checking against their system evidently has a clause that waives your right to trial. No thanks. This is going to have a huge lawsuit attached.

Sep 10, 2017 06:22 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Caroline Gerardo Please be cautious accessing Equifax website. Today, I read an article about if you access Exuifax website to check your personal data, there is possibility you could give up your right to sue Exuifax. 

Sep 09, 2017 05:06 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ugh! 

Sep 09, 2017 04:43 PM