One week after massive Equifax hack, beware of phishing scams

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The Equifax data breach that exposed the personal data on 143 million us consumers has led to questions about the credit reporting company's response to the security incident. From a secure computer and an encrypted network connection, visit Equifax's website at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and click on the tab "Potential Impact".

First, the company waited months to alert the public after first discovering the breach on July 29. These companies have all the data anybody would need to steal your identity: name, Social Security number, date of birth, etc.

Horton added, "The best thing is to be proactive, be on top of your information and look at your credit report annually".

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And even if you aren't affected by the Equifax hack - it's still important to check your credit score and information periodically.

The credit company may offer the option to lock your account instead of freezing it. Locking is comparable but not the same, which means you need to freeze it. To post a fraud alert on your credit file, contact one of the three major credit reporting agencies below. Accounts or activity that you don't recognize could indicate identity theft.

You can easily freeze your credit with each of the three credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Transunion, and Experian online by phone or mail. Then you can contact the bureau directly and request the temporary thaw, allowing your credit to be run for approval.

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Miller said he has opened an investigation in Iowa into the security breakdown.

"When the experts are saying, 'You should do this now, ' it struck panic in me". If you want to start putting a freeze on your credit over & over as data breaches will happen again & again.

If you haven't been receiving expected bills or account statements. If it's at risk, freeze your credit. Identity theft is when another individual uses another person's information to commit fraud or other crimes, most commonly to obtain access to credit in your name. So, I recommend that you just assume your information was breached and take steps to prevent any further damage.

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"We're taking the unprecedented step of offering every USA consumer in the country a comprehensive package of identity theft protection and credit file monitoring at no cost", said Smith.

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