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Credit Karma says it will offer credit monitoring for Equifax following this month's huge breach

Credit Karma says it will offer credit monitoring for Equifax following this month's huge breach
From TechCrunch - September 15, 2017

Credit Karma said it will add Equifax to its credit monitoring service as part of its free product, which proactively notifies members of significant changes to their credit report.

It includes a whole suite of notifications for significant changes in credit queries, such as opening new accounts, a change in the status of an account, new personal information or a hard inquiry or application for credit. Youll probably find most of this in some other credit monitoring services, but Credit Karma is now looking to offer it for free as it looks to create a more simple tool for consumers to check and monitor their credit scores.

This is important following the massive Equifax breach earlier this month,which included sensitive information for 143 million consumers.That breach included sensitive data like Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and potentially driver license numbers. Its a potential goldmine for potential identity theft or fraud, which has placed companies and consumers on heightened alert.

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