As many of you are aware, consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax announced a major data breach that may have affected 143 million Americans.
Equifax has created a website to determine whether you have been impacted – www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. If you click the “Potential Impact” button, you will be able to enter your last name and last 6-digits of your social security number. If you have been impacted, Equifax is offering a free year of identity theft protection, as well as credit monitoring. Please carefully review the terms before accepting.
Metairie Bank always has customer information security in mind and we offer additional service recommendations:
- MasterCard ID Theft Protection services, available on all of our credit and debit cards, includes Internet monitoring, identity theft alerts, identity restoration, and lost wallet restoration. Here is a link to sign up: Mastercard ID Theft Alerts.
- Our SecurLock mobile app allows you to manage and secure your Metairie Bank Credit and Debit MasterCards. You can activate card alerts to receive notifications each time your credit or debit card is used or turn your card “on” and “off” anytime. When it is “off”, no one can use your card. Just download from the App Store on your cell phone, activation is easy!
As always, we thank you for your business. We recognize that you have many choices for your financial services, and we appreciate the trust you place in us. We have been here for you for over 70 years, and we will continue to be.