Equifax security breach

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I'm sure everyone has been made aware of the security breach at Equifax that has allowed all your personal data, SSN, Address, DOB, to be downloaded by the hackers...you are advised to visit all 3 of the credit reporting companies and place a freeze on giving anyone access to your information...this will prevent the hackers from creating new credit card accounts using your info...and also prevent them from obtaining any loans or mortgages with your info...

Go to these 3 sites and complete the info needed to place a freeze on your information...I just completed this process, and all went smoothly except the Equifax site is very busy and  you'll probably have to try several times to complete the process...the other 2 sites went very quickly..




https://www.freeze.equifax.com/Freeze/jsp/SFF_PersonalIDInfo.jsp




https://www.transunion.com/product/trueidentity-free-identity-protection




https://www.experian.com/ncaconline/freeze
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wm4bama, Champion

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Posted 8 months ago

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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Good advice Bama! I did it the other day too and it took me about 20 minutes to do all 3.
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Markgc, Champion

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Yes thank you for posting this
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sherryanne

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Thank you for the info- So much appreciated!
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