The Equifax Data Breach – What Should You Do?

The Equifax Data Breach – What Should You Do?

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Check credit reports   You can also get one free copy each year from the 3 major credit reporting agencies:

    • Equifax

      1-800-685-1111 or (866) 349-9960


    • TransUnion



    • Experian



  1. Sign up for Credit File monitoring by Equifax.  Equifax is providing one free year of service through TrustedID Premier.  To enroll go to: >  Potential Impact tab
  2. Review and check accounts, bank, and credit card statements for any suspicious or unauthorized activity.
  3. Place “fraud alerts” on your credit reports.  This means that any lender must contact you to verify your identity before any credit is issued in your name.
  4. Consider a long term freeze to secure your account.  However, undoing a freeze can take some time.
  5. If you see any fraud, immediately take action and report it to your bank, credit union, and/or credit card company.
  6. Be conscious of any phone calls, emails, or attempts to get additional information from you – for example, your mother’s maiden name.  These “phishing” scams to complete “incomplete information” are often subtle.
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