The Equifax hack has put hundreds of millions of people at risk of identity theft. Equifax’s competitors, Transunion and Experian, stand to gain a lot of business. They will also make a windfall on people freezing their credit in reaction to the Equifax hack.
The Identity Theft Resource Center’s petition is asking all three major credit to offer free credit freezes. Today, I signed that petition, which will be sent to all three CEOs of credit agencies, asking them to do the right thing for consumers who have been harmed by one agency’s negligence.