Equifax Breach

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, Birthdates, 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, Jones National Bank & Trust Company was NOT compromised and your information was NOT stolen from our bank. However, Jones National Bank takes the security of our customer information very seriously and we are providing you with the information we know about this breach and the steps you can take to protect your personally identifiable information. As always, please monitor your financial statements for any unauthorized charges.

To protect your identity and personal information, Jones National Bank suggests our customers consider taking the following actions:

  • Credit Report – Obtain and monitor your credit report annually.  For a free report, visit annualcreditreport.com.
  • Are you affected? Check if you are affected and look into the free identity protection offered by Equifax: https://trustedidpremier.com/eligibility/eligibliity.html.
  • Monitoring Services – Consider independent monitoring services (most have a fee): Credit KarmaCredit Sesame or LifeLock.
  • Fraud Alert – Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit report.
  • Credit Freeze – Consider placing a credit freeze on your credit report
  • Fees are charged to add and remove alerts and freezes by credit reporting agencies. This could cause delays if you need to apply for credit.  Please consider this before placing a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze on your credit report.
  • Don’t ignore bills from people you don’t know. A bill on an account you don’t recognize may be an indication that someone else has opened an account in your name. Contact the creditor to find out.
  • Shred any documents with personal or sensitive information. Keep hard copies of financial information in a safe place and be sure to shred them before throwing them away.
If you have further questions regarding the Equifax data breach, please contact us at 402.643.3602 or support@jonesbank.com.