In the wake of the cybersecurity breach at the credit reporting company Equifax; it has been determined that extremely sensitive information is most likely no longer secured. Equifax is one of three major U.S. credit bureaus along with Experian and Trans Union; data obtained from these organizations can be used in myriad ways that may potentially negatively impact you and/or your family.
We strongly recommend that consumers review their credit reports and account statements very carefully. You should immediately report any unauthorized activity to your financial institutions. A great site for information on different actions that can be utilized to further secure your personal situation including freezing your credit report, is the Federal Trade Commission’s, www.ftc.gov/idtheft
Equifax has also set up a site to help determine if your sensitive information may have been included in the breach www.equifaxsecurity2017.com
If you have any further questions or have been a victim of identity theft, please visit our site for a set of resources to assist you, http://www.sdflc.org/resources/