Consumer Alert: Equifax won't call you about data breach

(WBAY) - The Equifax breach has millions of consumers worried about their personal information being in the hands of criminals. Now phone scammers are trying to prey on those potential victims.

The Federal Trade Commission says scammers are calling people up claiming to be from Equifax and asking to verify account information. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION.

The FTC says Equifax will not call you to verify your information. Even if the caller ID looks legitimate, it is not. Scammers can spoof numbers to make it look like they are calling from a real company. If you get one of these calls, hang up.

Equifax, a credit monitoring service, says 143 million Americans may have had personal information exposed during a data breach. This includes social security numbers, birth dates, and addresses.

Click here to learn more about the Equifax breach and how you can see if your information was compromised.

If you believe you've given out personal information to a scammer, click here for resources.