Have You Dealt With the Equifax Breach?

If not, today is the day to get started.  The steps we recommend are a bit time consuming, but necessary.  Also, there are many things to consider and likely numerous people in your immediate family for whom these steps will need to be taken.

As a reminder, the breach took place between May and July of 2017 and affects nearly 50% of all Americans.  The hackers attained access to the victim’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers.

Here are the steps we recommend:

1.  Check to see if you were part of the breach; if yes, you can sign-up for free credit monitoring from the same link.


2. Create an online Social Security accounts with the IRS.


See why here: https://www.komando.com/happening-now/420431/equifax-breach-one-thing-you-must-do-with-your-social-security-number-now

3. Lock or freeze your credit report

In addition, here are some other articles we found helpful in further describing the breach as well as further explaining the suggested remedies: