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The fact that this equifax data hasn't surfaced yet makes me think it may have been collected by state actors and being kept for more nefarious purposes than selling it piece meal on the dark web.

Imagine the chaos caused by a distributed, automated, nationwide creation of fraudulent accounts and debts being created.

It would bring the financial system to a halt until the fraudulent transactions could be identified and filtered out.

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