Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, recently announced a data breach that has left millions at risk for identity theft and fraud. Better Business Bureau of Central New England is urging consumers to follow up to find out if they are at risk and has tips to help you through the process.
Hackers have obtained social security numbers, drivers license numbers, and other personally identifiable information for nearly 143 million Americans. IF you’re not sure if you are a victim, contact Equifax here, https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/. By providing a portion of your social security number and your last name you can quickly find out if your information is at risk and what steps you need to take from there.
For more tips on what to do in the wake of a data breach, click here: go.bbb.org/breach
For more tips on credit freezes and fraud alerts, click here: go.bbb.org/creditfreeze