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Protecting yourself against Equifax Hack: CheckList | 2017

A must checklist that you need to do in order to protect yourself and your family from the equifax hack 2017.


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What records are hacked in the equifax hack?

For nearly 200 million people .
These records included:
1. First and last names
2. Social Security numbers
3. Birth dates
4. Current and past addresses
5. Drivers License numbers

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What is the impact of equifax hack?

Since Social Security numbers were affected, there is risk of tax fraud.

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Steps you should take right now to protect your family

  1. Get your credit reports ASAP
  2. Freeze your credit
  3. Make sure you have birth certificates for everyone in your family
  4. File your taxes promptly
  5. Be vigilant when strangers contact you

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