Equifax Security Breach: The Top 3 Ways to Protect Yourself

In another cybersecurity breach, 143 million U.S. consumers may have had their identity information stolen from Equifax.

The identity thieves make money selling your information to people who could potentially take out credit cards or loans in your name.

Take action to protect yourself and those you love.


Here is what we recommend for every consumer to protect themselves from this theft:

1)    Check to see if your information was known to be stolen. Check your name at Equifax on the web or call 866-447-7559.

2)    Take action to protect your identity.  To be the most secure, many recommend placing a “credit freeze” on your credit report with Equifax, Innovis, Experian and Trans Union.

a.     See the Federal Trade Commission's Credit Freeze FAQ

b.     Check out some free services Equifax is offering to help. 

3)    Stay alert. Keep an eye on bank accounts for suspicious activity. The hackers got information because Equifax was insecure.  It was not something you did. While, it was not because of a phishing attack, phishing remains one of the top ways to have identity information stolen.

If you want to know what should be on your Cybersecurity Roadmap, schedule a free consultation now.