Thursday, September 14, 2017

Equifax Data Breach

Pathways Advisory Group, Inc.








By now, you’ve likely heard about the data breach at Equifax. From May through July, Equifax - one of the three major credit bureaus - experienced a breach in data affecting at least 143 million people.  For information on this breach, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website here.  You can also check for updates directly from Equifax here, including whether you were potentially impacted.

Equifax is offering a free 1-Year subscription to TrustedID.  You can see the details of the program here.

We’ve written about credit and identity protection in the past.  Jeff’s blog post, Credit Protection, highlights freezing your credit among a other key ways to protect your information.  Leslie’s post, 10 Steps to Protect Your Identity, outlines other valuable options available to you. 

While many credit card companies and banks notify their customers of suspicious activity, proactively taking a few of the steps above can make a huge difference in keeping your identity secure. 

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