Equifax Hack: What You Can Do

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Equifax Hack: What You Can Do

As you’ve heard Experian’s data was compromised, and unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be a thing that is going away. (Remember the Target, Home Depot hacks, or even Equifax?) There are several things you may want to consider doing to help protect against or at least monitor breaches if your information is used.

  1. Check your credit reports: Remember you get one free annually from annualcreditreport.com
  2. Freeze your credit: Freezing your credit means placing restrictions on who can view your credit report and is supposed to prevent those trying to steal your identity from doing so because the credit bureaus won’t allow access.
  3. Sign up for Fraud Alerts.
  4. Sign up for Equifax’s Fraud Monitoring (same company, right?!?)

Please give me a call to further discuss your individual situation.

Here are some additional in-depth news reports on the issue to listen to before making any decisions:

Here & Now – 9/13/17
1A – 9/12/17

 

Reporting Bureaus
Experian – 888-397-3742
Equifax  – 800-349-9960
TransUnion – 888-909-8872