Equifax Breach – What steps you can take

 IF YOU HAVE A CREDIT REPORT THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE THAT YOU’RE ONE OF THE 143 MILLION AMERICAN CONSUMERS EXPOSED IN A DATA BREACH AT EQUIFAX, ONE OF THE NATION’S THREE MAJOR CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES. THE BREACH LASTED FROM MID MAY THROUGH JULY.

THERE ARE STEPS THAT YOU CAN TAKE TO HELP PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION FROM BEING MISUSED.

  1. VISIT EQUIFAX’S WEBSITE:  www.equifaxsecurity2017.com TO SEE IF YOUR INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED.
  2. CONSIDER PLACING A FRAUD ALERT ON YOUR CREDIT REPORT WITH ALL BUREAUS
  3. MONITOR YOUR EXISTING CREDIT CARD AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTION ACCOUNTS
  4. MONITOR CREDIT ACTIVITY BY ORDERING YOUR FREE CREDIT REPORT (www.annualcreditreport.com)
  5. RESET ACCOUNT PASSWORDS, PIN CODES AND OTHER LOG-IN CREDENTIALS ON ACCOUNTS
  6. FILE YOUR TAXES EARLY