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Equifax Data Breach:

Posted on September 14, 2017

143 million.  That's the number of potential Americans who may have been affected by the latest data breach as reported by Equifax.  Data breaches have become the new normal.

Consumer impact
The most pressing and immediate threat with this breach is identity theft.  Below are some identity protection tips.

  • Check Equifax's web site to see if your data has been exposed. Whether or not your information was exposed, consumers can get a free year of credit monitoring and other services.
  • Don't respond to email, text or phone calls asking for personal or financial information.
  • Frequently review account activity and immediately report unauthorized transactions.
  • Place an initial fraud alert with credit bureaus if fraud has occured.
  • Enroll and opt-in for transaction monitoring.
  • Enroll in Verified by VISA.

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