Recently Equifax, one of the three main credit bureaus, announced a breach affecting over 140 million Americans. The hackers accessed a wide range of personal information including Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates, etc. We have compiled a list of steps you can take to stay protected:
- See if you were impacted by visiting EquifaxSecurity2017.com and clicking the “Am I Impacted?” Tab. Equifax will provide you with free credit monitoring and identify theft protection with TrustedID Premier.
- Check your credit reports for any errors at AnnualCreditReport.com. Report errors to IdentityTheft.gov.
- Change your passwords for your bank accounts frequently and keep the information private.
For more information on the Equifax Breach, visit Business Insider.