Equifax Security Incident
As you have likely heard by now, Equifax recently announced a cybersecurity incident that may have affected as many as 143 million U.S. consumers. Data accessed includes names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers. If you would like assistance determining if you are at risk, Equifax has suggested the following:
- Click this link: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.
- At the top of the page, there is a message that states, “To enroll in complementary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring, click HERE."
- After clicking "here," enter your last name and the last six digits of your social security number in the applicable fields.
If you receive a message stating that you are at risk, Equifax is offering free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring. (Simply follow the prompts to enroll.)