Equifax announced that they had a data breach that could impact 143 MILLION people. This is a pretty big deal, you see, Equifax is a consumer credit reporting agency, one of the 3 major credit reporting agencies. If you have ever applied for a loan they know about it and now the people who hacked into their data bases know about you.
These are some of the things you can do to protect yourself:
- You should contact Equifax via phone, 866-640-7773 (found via Google) or this link to their website
- Check your credit report
- Equifax offers credit monitoring via their Trusted ID program
- Check to see if your homeowners insurance or rental insurance has Identity Theft coverage
- Consider purchasing an Identity Theft insurance policy
- MONITOR YOUR CREDIT
If you have questions regarding your homeowners or renters insurance covering Identity Theft please contact us, 845-778-2141.
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