Many of you have learned of the security breach of Equifax, a major U.S. credit reporting agency. It has been reported that personal information from approximately 143MM U.S. consumers was potentially compromised. There are things that you can do to protect your finances, like checking your bank statements for suspicious activity, and frequently utilizing online banking. Bank of Bozeman takes extra measures to protect our clients by subscribing to a 24-hour fraud monitoring system. We get alerts of suspicious activity on our clients debit cards. Rest assured that we are here to help assist you if you feel your identity has been compromised.

Please read these articles from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Wall Street Journal that will outline known details of the breach and steps you can take to protect your financial security and identity

https://www.wsj.com/articles/5-ways-to-protect-your-finances-after-equifax-data-breach-1504835080

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do?utm_source=govdelivery