The "Last Week Tonight" host expresses his outrage at the consumer credit reporting agency and offers some advice about how to protect yourself.
The slow response to the stolen information has drawn criticism from members of Congress, state attorneys general and everyday people.
Lawmakers criticize the credit reporting company as consumers worry about the exposure of personal data affecting 143 million Americans.
This clip from Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight" will have you scrambling to check your credit report and find ways to buy a background check.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may not be popular with some conservatives, but the CFPB and its stealthily appointed Director Richard Cordray are here to stay, and the watchdog agency is kicking into action by making debt collectors and credit rating companies accountable for their actions.