Equifax Data Breach
September 15, 2017
As you’ve probably heard, Equifax, a leading credit reporting company, reported a data breach event that potentially impacts 143 million U.S. consumers. If you were affected by this breach, we suggest that you follow the steps below:
Read and keep the notice from Equifax.
If you were impacted by the breach, you should receive a notification from Equifax. Read it carefully to see what information was exposed and how, and keep it. The notice provides a way to prove that the data was compromised through no fault of your own.
If you don’t know yet if you were affected, you can go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and click Potential Impact to see if your personal information was potentially impacted by the breach.
Review your affected account.
You will want to review the account that was impacted, to see what information it contained and what was compromised. You should look for unauthorized activities, such as a change of address or phone number.
If you want credit monitoring services, you can visit the Equifax website.
Equifax is offering free access to their TrustedID Premier monitoring services for anyone who has used Equifax in the past, whether or not they were affected by the recent data breach.
To sign up for free credit monitoring, visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and click Enroll.