People are furious about the site Equifax set up to let you know if your personal details were hacked

A site Equifax set up to help users check to see if they were one of the 143 million people whose personal information may have been compromised by the company isn't working for many people. 

On Thursday, Equifax said that the details potentially accessed by hackers from mid-May to July include names, Social Security numbers, some credit card numbers, and personal documents.

To check and see if individuals were part of the data breach, Equifax set up a website that it linked to in a press release that asked for the person's last name and six digits of their nine-digit social security code. That information alone, drew some suspicions

More than a dozen Business Insider readers had trouble getting the site to work or provide the answers they were looking for.

On Friday morning, here's what the response screen looked like after the information's been submitted. The site tells you either that "we believe that your personal information may have been impacted by this incident," or that they don't believe you're part of the breach. 

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When users click on enroll, they hit a screen giving them an enrollment data at some point in the future, with a note to say that they will not receive additional reminders. 

 

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Beyond that, users weren't given much information, leading some to question the validity of the website and the group that owns it.

Equifax did not immediately respond to comment asking for clarification about the website and the information users are asked to provide.

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Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
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Katherine Archuleta, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), speaks during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the OPM data breach in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. U.S. senators said yesterday they doubt the government's personnel office understands the breadth of a computer hack that exposed the records of more than 4 million federal workers, or that the agency can stop another breach. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: The entrance to the Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building that houses the Office of Personnel Management headquarters is shown June 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. U.S. investigators have said that at least four million current and former federal employees might have had their personal information stolen by Chinese hackers. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SCHAUMBURG, IL - AUGUST 04: A statue of a horse stands at the entrance to a P.F. Chang's restaurant on August 4, 2014 in Schaumburg, Illinois. P.F. Chang's China Bistro Ltd. said today that the company experienced a data breach involving customers' credit and debit card information which affected 33 restaurants in 16 states, including the Schaumburg, Illinois location. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - AUGUST 15: Shaws on Congress Street on Friday, July 15, 2014. Shaws parent company is investigating a possible data breach. (Photo by Logan Werlinger/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
COLMA, CA - APRIL 18: Customers enter a Michaels art and crafts store on April 18, 2014 in Colma, California. Michaels, the largest arts and crafts chain in the U.S., announced that an estimated 2.6 million cards used at its stores across the country may have been affected by a security breach. Aaron Brothers, a subsidiary of Michaels, was also affected by the breach. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FL - FEBRUARY 28: A checkout keypad is seen at a Sears store on February 28, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida. According to reports the U.S. Secret Service is investigating a possible digital attack at Sears Holdings Corp. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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