This is something that you should not ignore if you are an American. There was a breach at Equifax that could have affected one hundred and forty three million Americans, or even more. Here is how you can protect yourself and your data after this breach.
First, find out if you were affected by the breach by going to the Equifax website and following the steps that they outline. Another thing you can do is sign up for free credit monitoring and protection from Equifax. When you get your free report, you can order a freeze on your credit report if you suspect anything wrong. If you do see something suspicious, you should consider placing a credit freeze with the other credit monitoring bureaus as well.
Another idea is to start reviewing your credit reports. You are entitled, according to the law, to a free credit report at least once a year. Go take a look at it and check to see if there is anything suspicious. You should also be monitoring your bank accounts on a frequent basis. You should be checking for suspicious activity, such as payments that were not made by you. You should be wary even of small payments that you did not make, because scammers sometimes try to test out your card by making small payments. If you do notice anything suspicious, you should notify your bank immediately. They will help you get a new credit card and stop payments on the old one. Click here to watch video.
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