I froze my credit in the wake of the Equifax breach. Got two letters in the mail today, one for me and one for my wife, that I strongly suspected was a phishing scam. I don’t recall asking to have our names removed from receiving preapproved credit offers for five years, but I suppose it could have been part of the freeze process and I just dind’t notice. Google searching for the P.O. box showed me it’s legit. Go figure. At any rate, it’s a good idea for a phishing scam with the credit bureaus in the news lately. Letter below.
David Eargle is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Leeds School of Business. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include human-computer interaction and information security. He has coauthored several articles in these areas using neurophysiological and other methodologies in outlets such as the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, the European Journal of Information Systems, the International Conference on Information Systems, and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences), along with the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). More about the author →