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EQUIFAX BREACH INFORMATION

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 3:03 pm
Posted on: September 13th, 2017 by Kathy Knight

Here are some things you can do to help protect yourself concerning the Equifax Breach.

-Go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com to check whether you are one of the 143 million people whose data may have been compromised.

-Set fraud alerts at all three bureaus:

Experian – www.Experian.com

TransUnion – www.transunion.com

Equifax – www.equifax.com

-Monitor credit activity (www.annualcreditreport.com, etc.)

-Reset account passwords, PIN codes and other log-in credentials on financial accounts that may be vulnerable

-Establish multiple-authentication protocols for financial accounts and email, when possible

-Establish credit monitoring service through Equifax or through other service providers

-Contact your financial institution, credit card companies, etc. if you suspect fraudulent activity

 

*Some Information courtesy of CO-OP Financial Services.