Two years ago on September 15, 2015, Experian discovered a massive data breach that exposed sensitive personal data of 15 million people who had applied for service with T-Mobile. Fast forward to 2017, and the personal information of 143 million Americans was exposed from May through July. As we have little say in the collection of our personal information by the credit agencies, there are several things all American’s should do now.
- Visit and bookmark the following websites:
- Equifax – www.equifaxsecurity2017.com
- Annual Free Credit Report – annualcreditreport.com
- Freeze Your Credit
A credit freeze makes it harder for someone to open a new account in your name, but won’t prevent a thief from making charges to your existing accounts.
- Place a Fraud Alert on your files:
A fraud alert warns creditors that you may be an identity theft victim and that they should take steps to protect you
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.