“The quicker you detect identity theft, the easier it is to recover.”
- Equifax announced up to
143 million people had their data compromised.
- This data breach is different than most because of the type of data stolen.
- You must have an action plan to protect your identity.
- Learn as much as you can about your credit; monitor it and protect it.
YOUR IDENTITY IS AT RISK
TIME TO FACE REALITY
I’m not much for hyperbole, but it’s tough to understate the seriousness of the data breach that consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced on Sept. 8. In case you haven’t been paying attention, stop what you are doing and pay attention.
I know you hear about data breaches all the time, but I assure you, this one is worse than all others. Most of the time the breach causes email addresses and/or credit cards to be compromised, like the Target and Home Depot breach.
I remember receiving a new debit card from my bank as a result. While it was slight inconvenience the problem was resolved fairly quickly.