Credit Protection extended to five years. Enrolling in credit protection services is now available:
There is a generous amount of time available to register for a free, 5-year membership in Experian’s ProtectMyID. Individuals affected by the breach have up until May 31, 2014 to enroll.
There are two ways to activate ProtectMyID credit protection through Experian.
- We encourage you to enroll online. It is simple, convenient and available 24/7. By mid-March, all individuals affected by the breach will receive a letter of notification in the mail. An activation code will be included in that letter. The letter will provide instructions for how to register online for ProtectMyID.
- You can call Experian directly at 1-866-274-3891 (Monday-Friday 9:00 am-9:00 pm ET and Saturday-Sunday 11:00 am-8:00 pm ET). You may experience delays due to call volume. We recommend enrolling online as the easiest, quickest and most convenient method.
Either way you choose to register for ProtectMyID, you must activate this service by 11:59 pm ET on May 31, 2014.
When registering, you will need to provide Experian with personal information, such as:
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
Experian asks for personal information — such as your social security number — so that your identity can be verified during the registration process and future log-ins. This is strictly a security measure to ensure no one else has access to your information.
Police report information:
The police report case number associated with the UMD data breach is 14-7257. A police case number is required sometimes if you are attempting to place a security freeze on your credit file.
Parents of affected students:
Parent data was not part of the breached data set. Therefore parents of current students, and of students that studied between 1998 and present, are not impacted by this breach.
Last updated: March 5, 2014