In 2017, more than 143 million people in the United States had their identity compromised. They exposed personal information such as Social Security numbers, names, addresses, and much more. Life after the infamous Equifax data breach will never be the same for me.
It sucks to say this, but I was affected and notified via
But life should never be the same after the Equifax data breach. We should take action to protect our identity and not let our guard down. Therefore, I want to encourage you to know your rights and take action if you were also affected.
I have had my identity stolen in the past, and let me tell you, it’s not fun. You have to spend a lot of time filing police reports and talking to your bank to cancel your cards. In addition, you need to learn about and consider adding safety measures on your credit report, change
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Podcast: Life After the Equifax Data Breach
I have written an entire blog post about what to do to protect yourself against potential misuse of your personal information due to the Equifax data breach. But should you rather listen to this information, then my podcast episode on this topic may be a better option for you.
Remember that you should also be checking your free credit report consistently. You can get a copy from any of the three reporting agencies at no charge once a year. I like to space mine out every three or four months to make sure that I am staying on top of my financial information.
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