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Recently, Equifax, one of the three national consumer credit reporting agencies, announced a major data breach. This breach affects approximately 143 million Americans. Please rest assured that Security State Bank & Trust was not compromised and your information was not stolen from our bank.

This is what we know according to Equifax:

  • The breach occurred May – July 2017.
  • Information stolen includes consumers’ personally identifiable information, including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers.
  • Approximately 209,000 credit card numbers and dispute documents with personally identifiable information for approximately 182,000 consumers were also stolen.
  • There is no evidence of unauthorized access to consumers’ credit reporting databases.

Security State Bank & Trust takes the security of our customer information very seriously, and we are providing you with the information we know about this massive breach along with the steps you can take to protect your personally identifiable information.

Following this unprecedented breach, Security State Bank & Trust is asking our customers to be proactive in protecting your identity and personal information by taking the following steps:

  • Be extra vigilant when reviewing your account activity and transactions. You can monitor your SSB&T account activity online at any time at www.ssbtexas.com or on our SSB&T Mobile app.
  • Immediately report any suspicious activity on your account by calling us at 800-880-0649 or any of our branches.
  • Review your credit reports for accuracy. Call any one of the three credit reporting agencies to receive your free annual credit report or visit www.annualcreditreport.gov.
Experian®
PO Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
888.397.3742
www.experian.com
Transunion®
PO Box 2000
Chester, PA 19016
800.680.7289
www.transunion.com
Equifax®
PO Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
800.349.5191
www.equifax.com

Equifax has established a website that informs consumers if they were affected by the breach, provides additional information on the breach and offers complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. You may also reach their data breach information telephone line at 856.447.7559

If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, contact your local law enforcement and/or your state attorney general. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers information about recovering from identity theft available at https://www.identitytheft.gov/ or by calling 1.877.IDTHEFT (1.877.438.4338). The FTC also offers general information to protect your online presence at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity-online-security.

Security State Bank & Trust is dedicated to keeping your personal information secure and to help you learn how to be pro-active against identity theft.

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