Tax and Money Tip of the Week:
Equifax breach of 143 Million American’s financial info – What to consider doing.
September 20, 2017 | No. 349
Here is my research and all of you should consider a fraud alert on your credit as a good first step:
You only need to do it with one of the agencies. Experian, Transunion, or Equifax.
Consider ID protection. ID Shield is one of many companies that provide ID monitoring. An example of their cost is $9.95/month for 1 person; $19.95/month for your entire family.
Consider placing a 60 day credit freeze on your credit account. (The US Dept of State is recommending this as a first step Friday on CNBC).
Mark Vitek, CPA/PFS, CFP®
…until next time