On September 12th and September 20th we brought you news of the Equifax breach. At that point in time over 143 million had been thought to be affected. A security firm has completed a forensic investigation showing that another 2.5 million were involved in this breach! That brings the total to 145.5 million!!
To see if you may be one of the millions affected by this breach, please go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. Make sure you are on a secure computer as you will have to put in the last digits of your social security number.
How to protect your Social Security Number:
1: Put a freeze on your credit by contacting the 3 Credit Report companies either by phone (below) or online. If you put a freeze on your credit you will have to lift it later!
Equifax — 1-800-349-9960
Experian — 1‑888‑397‑3742
TransUnion — 1-888-909-8872
2: Go to the Social Security website and follow the steps there to set up an account
3: Monitor your Credit Score & your credit card bills
If something looks out of place call the company where the bill is from!
As always, if we can ever be of assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 603-524-1400, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or link up with one of our technicians on live chat at www.samedaycomputers.com!