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Arizona Attorney General Joins 32-State Investigation Into Equifax Breach

Arizona’s attorney general joined 32 other states investigating Equifax after the company’s recent massive data breach exposed millions of consumers personal information.

Mark Brnovich signed on to a letter with many other, bipartisan attorneys general investigating Equifax’s actions.

One concern is how Equifax continues to market fee-based credit-monitoring services to affected consumers. The letter asks the company disable links to those paid services until the free service period is over.

In a statement, Brnovich calls for a thorough investigation of how the breach occurred, why it took so long to publicly announce it, and what protections were in place to stop it.

Consumers can freeze their credit reports with Equifax or other reporting agencies.

Casey Kuhn reports from KJZZ’s West Valley Bureau. She comes to Phoenix from the Midwest, where she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.Kuhn got her start in radio reporting in college at the community public radio station, WFHB. She volunteered there as a reporter and worked her way up to host the half-hour, daily news show. After graduating, she became a multimedia reporter at Bloomington's NPR/PBS station WFIU/WTIU, where she reported for and produced a weekly statewide news television show.Since moving to the Southwest, she’s discovered a passion for reporting on rural issues, agriculture and the diverse people who make up her community.Kuhn was born and raised in Cincinnati, where her parents instilled in her a love of baseball, dogs and good German beer. You’ll most likely find her around the Valley with a glass of prosecco in one hand and a graphic novel in the other.She finds the most compelling stories come from KJZZ’s listeners.