Over 143 million people had their sensitive personal information exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nations largest credit reporting agencies. Social Security Numbers, birth dates, addresses and credit card numbers were some of the information accessed by the hackers. It’s critical that you routinely monitor your credit reports going forward, whether you were impacted by this specifically or not. In the meantime, we encourage you to take the following steps related to this data breach:
1. Visit Equifax’s website here to find out if you were impacted.
2. Review the Federal Trade Commissions Consumer Information Bulletin about what you can do to protect yourself if you have been impacted.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.