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Equifax Cybersecurity Incident

Sep 8, 2017, 10:56 AM by Southern First Bank

Southern First is committed to protecting the security of our clients’ information, including when it is transmitted online. We realize that you rely on the internet for many of your financial needs. Identity theft occurs when someone uses personal identifying information, such as your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, or other financial account information without your permission.

A recent announcement shows that a cybersecurity incident involving consumer information occurred during the time frame of mid-May to July 2017 impacting millions of consumers.

Clients are urged to verify if they have been impacted by checking potential impact and provide their last name and last 6 digits of their social security number here:

Based on the information provided, the site will respond to show if personal information may have been impacted.  Equifax is offering complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring, TrustedID Premier:

Southern First is committed to assisting clients who believe they may have been a victim of Identity Theft. Please visit our website for additional protection methods

For more information regarding the Equifax Breach, please visit their dedicated website related to the incident