143 million Americans. That number is staggering, to say the least.
If you’re an individual who was impacted by the Equifax data breach, GBQ recommends that you consider either enrolling in identity theft monitoring or (preferably) putting a freeze on your credit as soon as possible.
Equifax has been clumsy in their response to the incident. Poor communication, poor execution of the web site set up for people to check whether their identity is involved and the awful perception that executives may have traded stock prior to the announcement have created a customer service nightmare.
While we recommend continuing to follow announcements provided directly from Equifax as the situation unfolds, we believe your identify is too important to trust to the firm responsible for the breach in the first place.
Currently, the Federal Trade Commission’s blog provides further information about what to do if your identity was exposed by this Equifax breach.
As always, GBQ recommends taking the following precautions to protect your identity when conducting business online:
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