Equifax Breach

September 18, 2017

1) There is a chance that you were not impacted but it’s a good idea to take precautions and find out for sure. Visit https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/ on a secure computer & trusted network to find out if you were affected by this breach.

2) Take advantage of receiving a year of free credit monitoring and other services through this site.

3) As an additional layer of protection, consider getting a free copy of your credit report from annualcreditreport.com, and check for any accounts or charges you don't recognize. You can order a free report from each of the three credit bureaus once a year.

4) Try to file taxes early. Tax Identity Theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Respond right away to letters from the IRS.

5) Be alert for unsolicited phone calls or e-mails.

6) Review your transactions regularly to make sure no one misused your credit or debit cards.

You can learn more directly from Equifax at https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/. You can also learn more by visiting the Federal Trade Commission’s web page on the breach at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do. To learn more about how to protect yourself after a breach, visit https://www.identitytheft.gov/Info-Lost-or-Stolen.

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