MyIDCare’s Equifax Data Breach OverviewFebruary 09, 2018
The 2017 Equifax data breach exposed the personal information of over 145 million Americans including names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers. Equifax might seem like old news but it’s important to keep this breach front of mind as the consequences and risks of identity theft will continue for years, possibly even decades.
If you haven’t done so already, here are some important actions to take to protect your personal information:
- Set a credit freeze or fraud alert. If you need more information about which option is right for you, read our article.
- Review your free annual credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus to review for fraudulent activity
- Update passwords to important accounts.
- File your taxes early.
Last but not least, consider signing up for an identity protection service that includes recovery. MyIDCare members have access to recovery advocates who will work with businesses and credit bureaus to restore your identity to pre-theft condition.
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