MONTREAL , July 26, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Desjardins announced today that 530,627 caisse members have signed up for the Equifax credit monitoring plan, representing 19.65% of members affected by the privacy breach. The organization reiterated that caisse members are also automatically protected against identity theft through the new Desjardins solution it recently announced. Desjardins has also provided additional ways for members to sign up for the Equifax plan: in person at a caisse, over the phone, online, or on their mobile device.
The Desjardins solution includes three components:
Protection: Members’ accounts and assets at Desjardins are fully protected against unauthorized transactions.
Support: If a member’s identity is stolen, Desjardins can provide individual support through every step of the identity recovery process.
Reimbursement: Members may be reimbursed up to $50,000 for expenses they incur while recovering their identity, such as notary or lawyer fees and other expenses outlined in the protection details.
Members don’t have to lift a finger. They’re already automatically covered by this solution.
All caisse members affected by the breach—personal and business alike—should have received a letter by now.
Desjardins would like to reassure its members that there has been no recent spike in fraud, and that their assets and transactions at Desjardins are protected, as they always have been. If any unauthorized transactions are made in members’ Desjardins accounts, they will be reimbursed.
About Desjardins Group Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the fifth largest in the world, with assets of $304 billion . It has been rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada . Ranked among the World’s Strongest Banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.