How do I place a ban on my Equifax credit report?
If you have reasonable grounds to believe you have been or are likely to be victim of fraud, you can request a ban on the disclosure of your credit reporting information to be put in place.
The initial ban period is for 21 days, but can be extended upon your written request if there are reasonable grounds with documented evidence.. This can help prevent fraudulent accounts being opened in your name. While a ban is in force, credit providers cannot see credit reporting information on your personal, public or commercial credit report without your specific written permission.
If you would like to place a ban on your Equifax credit report, please contact Equifax at banrequestAu@equifax.com and provide the following information:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Current address
- Previous address
- Drivers licence number
- Reason for requesting the ban