Important Information Regarding Equifax Security 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, 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.
To be clear, Midland 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. Following this unprecedented breach, we are also asking our customers to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to us immediately by calling 316-283-1700.
Equifax has established a website informing consumers if they may be affected by the breach, and provides additional information on the breach, and offers complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring. This information is available at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.
To protect your identity and personal information, Midland 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 using Midland's Online Banking or Mobile Banking. If you spot any suspicious transactions, please contact us immediately at 316-283-1700
- Consider if you should place an initial fraud alert on your credit report (for information see www.consumer.ftc.gov).
- Consider if you should freeze your credit file (see www.consumer.ftc.gov).
- Review your credit reports for accuracy. Call any one of the three credit reporting agencies to receive your free annual credit report or visit www.annualcreditreport.gov.