Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the United States, offers credit monitoring and identity theft protection services at a reasonable price, with plans that fit different lifestyles. But its reputation leaves a lot to be desired.
On July 29, 2017, Equifax detected a major data breach that exposed sensitive and personal data of 148 million people, including credit card, driver’s license, and Social Security numbers. That’s almost half of the US population at risk for identity theft. But the company waited six weeks, until September 7, 2017, to disclose the breach to consumers.