October Is Cyber Security Month

Protecting Against Identity Theft

The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies.

Ways to avoid being a victim?

Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee that you will not be a victim of online identity theft. However, there are ways to minimize your risk.

You are encouraged to review the FTC alerts on Equifax credit freezes and fraud alerts vs. credit freezes.

SAVE FOR A RAINY DAY.

MIND YOUR Ps AND Qs.

OWN YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE.

Set your privacy and security settings so you share at your
comfort level and be savvy about your online reputation.

Stop. Think. Connect.

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