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Your questions answered: Consumer Alert Facebook Live Chat

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Published: Oct. 12, 2017 at 9:40 AM CDT
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Millions of Americans have been impacted by data breaches, most recently Equifax. The uncertainty has left some Americans unsure about how to protect their personal information, credit, and financial future.

On Thursday, we gathered a panel of experts to take your questions in a Target 2 Consumer Alert Facebook Live Chat.

Action 2 News' Tammy Elliott moderated a panel of Frank Frassetto of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection; Dan Peterson, President and CEO of Stephenson National Bank and Trust; and Rose Oswald Poels, Wisconsin Bankers Association President and CEO.

"Nobody is going to call you wan let you know that you're a victim, you need to go to the specific website,

and put in your information in order to know," said Oswald.

The Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protection is encouraging people to contact them if they need to file a report.

"We have gotten a ton of calls. people calling our hotline, to the tone of the questions people are asking right now and people actually filing complaints; people saying they've tried to take an action with equifax ... they're not getting any satisfaction. We're encouraging people to let us know because we can try and mediate and get something resolved," said Frassetto.

Numbers for the credit bureaus:

TransUnion: 888-909-8872

Equifax: 800-685-1111

Experian: 888-397-3742

Innovis: 800-540-2505

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Have questions about the Equifax breach, scams, or other consumer topics? Our Target 2 Consumer Alert Facebook Live Chat is underway. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection and the Wisconsin Bankers Association are here to answer your questions. Just comment below. This informative discussion goes until 2 p.m.

Posted by WBAY TV-2 on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Join us for Part 2 of our Target 2 Consumer Alert Facebook Live Chat. Ask your consumer questions in the comments.

Posted by WBAY TV-2 on Thursday, October 12, 2017