Since Equifax lost the private information of most of the adults in the USA, I’ve had several clients and friends bring up the topic. I thought I’d share some web links to shed a little light on the subject. You should consult with financial and legal professionals for guidance and to verify anything you are unsure of and might find on the internet.
A short video from the L.A. Times regarding freezing your credit.
If you’d like to enroll at Equifax for their service to work with your credit, they’ve made it free. You can go here
You can visit each of the 3 credit bureau’s websites to get more information about placing a security freeze on your credit report.
- https://www.equifax.com/personal/credit-report-services/credit-freeze/, 1-866-478-0027
- Experian: Freeze Your Credit Report – Direct Link, 1-888-397-3742
- TransUnion: Freeze Your TransUnion Credit Report, 1-888-909-8872
LATEST UPDATE at posting 9/30/17
It looks like some foreign country did the hack and now has our information.