How to Protect Yourself from a Data Breach

September 08, 2017

Equifax recently reported a massive data breach that will potentially affect over 143 million consumers. The breach includes highly sensitive information like Social Security Numbers, credit card numbers and more. BBB offers these tips for dealing with a data breach as well as credit freezes and fraud alerts. Follow the links below for more information:

To see if your information may have been compromised in the breach, visit


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