Equifax Security Breach

On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced what it describes as a “cybersecurity incident” involving consumer information affecting up to 143 million customers. Equifax is one of the big three credit reporting agencies and holds vital records that may have been compromised including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some instances, driver’s license numbers. Over 209,000 U.S. consumers had their credit card numbers compromised. You can find out more at Equifax is offering complimentary identity theft protection and credit monitoring services which you can and should sign up for. Find other recommendations and security steps in the resources below.

It is important to note that this is an Equifax incident and is not related in any way to your investment accounts with Skyline Advisors or Charles Schwab.

Charles Schwab offers a Security Guarantee so that you can have confidence in their account safeguards and privacy standards. See their guarantee here.

You have access to Voice ID Authentication or verbal passwords to authenticate your online access. You have access to Two Factor authentication through the use of security tokens. You can call Schwab at 800-515-2157 to access these, or call Skyline Advisors for more details.

You can find more cybersecurity resources at and at the FTC’s website

Skyline Advisors takes your privacy and security seriously and we are here to help.

See our How to Respond to a Data Breach flyer for more information.


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