TMTW#349-Equifax breach of 143 Million American’s financial information

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:

https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/place-fraud-alert-each-credit-reporting-company/

You only need to do it with one of the agencies. Experian, Transunion, or Equifax.

2nd step:
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.

https://www.idshield.com/

3rd step:
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).

You can add comments on the blog, call 919-847-2981, or visit our web site. We look forward to hearing from you.Questions or Comments?

Mark Vitek, CPA/PFS, CFP®
…until next time

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