Warning about -econsumer.equifax free credit report
Here is what happened and why I’m worried.
After filling in online form, and giving them very sensitive information- SIN#, date of birth, credit card# etc., their website took me to a page with a message about a problem with my info (even though I know for certain that I entered everything correctly) and said to call 1-866-243-0734 , when I called the person that answered barely spoke english we had an extremely hard time communicating. Anyways he did something on his computer then I was able to log in to their website and get my credit report.
Today 12/16/13 I get a text alert from Scotia Visa “A transaction has occurred outside of Canada on Credit Card 4527*****605**** for $14.95”. I promptly call the econsumer company in India again, he tells me that it was a mistake on Visa’s part, and It’s just a hold for $14.95 on my card for when the 30 day trial is over, I tell him that doesn’t make sense and he replies not to worry that I’ll see a credit on my visa for the $14.95 in a few days.
I don’t care about the 14.95 but am very worried about all the private information some fishy guy in India now has about me. I’m not sure what to do now.