We certainly do live in troubling times! Equifax just announced that the personal information for 143 million US customers was accessed. I think I might be in that mix! Information lost could include credit card numbers, addresses, employer information, dispute documents and so much more. Imagine the craftiness of the individual(s) that pulled that off!!
You may ask, “What do I do?” The link provided by Equifax – equifaxsecurity2017.com – details those affected and provides details for signing up for free credit monitoring. Hackers could tuck away this information for a bit before selling it. Regardless, customers should keep an eye on their accounts and report any suspicious activity right away.
Identity theft coverage is available through most homeowner’s and renter’s insurance. We have excellent agents that can help customers through that process!