Report: #1400849

Complaint Review: Equifax Inc

  • Submitted: Mon, September 18, 2017
  • Updated: Mon, September 18, 2017
  • Reported By: Honest Abe — Spokane Valley Washington USA
  • Equifax Inc


Equifax Inc or Equifax Ripping off Consumers with FREE Dark Web Scan TV Advertisement. Atlanta Gerorgia

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Immediately after someone hacks into Equifax and steals Millions after Millions of our personal and private information, they start running advertisements on televison for a "Free Dark Web Scan". This is truthful, the scan is absolutely "free". I did mine and it indicated 3 on the Dark Web, with one in 2006!


Here is where they are being untruthful with the public, even after allowing hackers into their systems! To view the results of the "Free Dark Web Scan", you have to PAY Equifax to view the results!!!! This is an absolute rip off the the general public. My opinion is that they apparent security breach announcement is possibly fake. Why else would Equifax immediately spend major amounts of money to advertise the "Free Dark Web Scan" on CNN? That certainly is expensive.


The commercial is misleading as Equifax is purposely withholding information, called disclosure, or in their case, lack of disclosure. Why is it that I never saw a single Equifax advertisement for any Dark Web Scan prior to their supposive "security breach"? I watch CNN every weekday all day long and the first ad was after the announcement of the hack into their systems.


My opinion, is that maybe Equifax set this whole thing up to alarm people, you know, fake news?? Then offer a "Free Dark Web Scan" that you have to pay for in the end?? Something is not right here people!


Maybe not, but to me, this appears as an attemp to make money off people who are very concerned that their information is now on the Dark Web. My opinion is, if Equifax was honest with the public, they would NOT CHARGE to see the results of the "Free Dark Web Scan. Seems like a scam to me!!


If you do the "Free Dark Web Scan", print the "results page". See if your results also says "3" on the Dark Web, with one in the year 2006. Then carefully watch the television ad, paper in hand. One quick screenshot, which I can freeze live feed, showed the same as mine with "3 results" and "2006". The advertisement result page was carbon copy of what my result page indicated.

They should be forthright with consumers, especially when there is a charge on the tail end. Many computer software related products use this tactic of "free scan". Then you have to purchase the product (paid registration) to see your results.

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