CDI's breach puts you at a greater risk for identity theft. The best thing you can do to prevent identity theft is to request a credit freeze/ban with the credit bureaus in your locality. Don't wait until you have an event, investigate and take steps to protect yourself now from this breach or any breach.
For the best protection, consider registering for a credit freeze by contacting each of the credit bureaus in your locality.
Equifax allows you to establish a Fraud Alert
on your account.
|Canadian Credit Reporting Agencies
Attention: Consumer Relations
3115 Harvester Road,
Suite 201 Burlington ON L7N3N8
Visit ocs.transunion.ca to obtain a copy of your Consumer Disclosure,
dispute information on your credit file, or manage a Potential Fraud Alert.
Equifax Canada Co.
Consumer Relations Department
Montreal, Quebec H1S 2Z2
For the best protection, consider registering for a credit ban by contacting each of the credit bureaus in your locality. Free credit reports are available from the major credit bureaus.
New Zealand has different laws regarding credit freezes and bans than other countries and you can only place a credit ban for 10 business days, after which you can extend the ban if you can prove evidence of identity theft. For more information download Know Your Rights (PDF)
For the best protection, consider registering for a Credit Freeze or Credit Report Ban by contacting each of the credit bureaus in your locality. Free credit reports are available every three months from the major credit bureaus