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Anthem Insurance Company Offers a Credit Freeze to Minors Who Were Impacted by the 2015 Cyber Attack

If you or anyone you know were victims of the 2015 Anthem insurance company hack, let them know about this offer from Anthem:

“Anthem is offering a special minor credit freeze program to parents and legal guardians of minors whose information was involved in the 2015 cyber attack against the company…. Working closely with the three nationwide consumer credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, Anthem is offering a program to allow a credit freeze for children across all three bureaus. Anthem will cover the cost of the credit freeze for this program as well as the cost of removing the credit freeze at a later date. As part of this program, Anthem will also offer to reimburse parents or legal guardians who paid for a credit freeze for their child after the announcement of Anthem’s cyber attack. In addition, for those children who became adults after January 27, 2015, Anthem will provide reimbursements for setting an adult credit freeze now.”

Keep in mind this offer is ONLY for those who were under the age of 18 on January 27, 2015. Adults apparently are left to fend for themselves.

Details are available in the Anthem press release at

Categories: Offline Privacy & Security, Online Privacy & Security

2 replies

  1. Why 2 years after the breach????????????????


  2. Could this be a scam? The addresses on the form sent by Anthem (supposedly) do NOT match those for the 3 major credit agencies. Experian’s isn’t even the right state..


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