Everything You Need To Know About The Equifax Breach

You’ve probably heard that one of the three major credit bureaus, Equifax, has suffered a data breach. The personal info of millions of people may be at risk, and the bureau has set up a system to check to see if you’re at risk. If the test at equifaxsecurity2017.com tells you you’re at risk, the bureau offers a free credit monitoring service. However, if you sign up for the service, you opt out of your right to sue Equifax for damages. Make your own call as to whether it’s a good idea. You should also consider placing a credit freeze or fraud alert on your account with one of the other bureaus. You can also protect yourself by filing your taxes early, lessening the chance that a stolen SSN will be used to defraud you there. Keep an eye on your records and stay one step ahead of the thieves!

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