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(Helena, Mont.)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox are teaming up to roll out consumer protection tips for Montanans who may have had their data compromised in the Equifax breach.
Tester, a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Fox, whose agency includes Montana's Office of Consumer Protection, outlined how to determine if personal data may have been compromised, how to monitor for fraud, and what to do if consumers believe they are victims of fraud.
"We need to hold Equifax accountable for this data breach and find out just what they knew and when-if needed, heads should roll," Tester said. "In the meantime, Montanans need to be prepared to protect their identities, monitor their credit, and prevent fraud."
"Equifax could have prevented the personal information of 143 million Americans, including more than 367,000 Montanans, from being breached by installing a security patch to its web application. That they did not is inexcusable," Fox said. "Montana consumers impacted by this massive data breach deserve answers and assistance moving forward."
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