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Equifax Breach

July 9, 2019

Equifax, a major credit reporting bureau, has announced a data breach potentially affecting 143,000,000 U.S. consumers.

What do I need to know about the Equifax data breach?

Sea West’s systems have not been impacted as a part of this incident.

What you need to know:

  • You can check to see if your information may have been impacted by visiting Equifax’s dedicated site at
  • Protecting your Sea West accounts is our top priority. Sea West’s website, online banking, and mobile systems remain secure using state-of-the-art fraud prevention systems and are not affected by the Equifax incident.
  • Equifax can be called at 866-447-7559 from 7 am to 1 am ET, 7 days a week.

If you are affected, we recommend:

  • Activating free 90-day fraud alerts with all 3 credit bureaus.
  • Consider placing a credit freeze on your files. A credit freeze makes it harder for someone to open a new account in your name. Keep in mind that a credit freeze won’t prevent a thief from making charges to your exisiting accounts.
  • Monitor your online accounts, credit card statements and financial statements and call us immediately if you find any unauthorized activity.
  • Reset account logins, passwords and PINs and change security questions that contain information that can be found in your credit report.
  • Set alerts on your credit and debit cards to alert you to any activity.
  • Read additional information about the breach from the Federal Trade Commission at

If you do not appear to be impacted, we recommend:

  • Remaining vigilant in reviewing all account statements and credit reports and contacting us immediately if you find any unauthorized activity on your Sea West accounts.

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Notice to Members (7/19/24): “Sea West is aware of the widespread global technology outage affecting companies and services across industries. There has been no impact to Sea West or its services. However, we remain diligent and will continue to monitor events, providing updates to you our member as appropriate

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