Released: September 14, 2017
Equifax’s free credit freeze won’t fully protect you, here’s what to do
Source: Bev O'Shea, L.A.Times (Paid Registration)
In the days since the credit reporting firm Equifax disclosed the breach of 143 million consumers’ private financial data, howls of outrage have only grown louder.
Assume thieves have your information. Your chance to limit their ability to use it depends not on Equifax or Congress, but on what you do.
Watch your credit card accounts for suspicious charges. A credit freeze offers the best firewall against your data being misused because it restricts access to your records.
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