The Federal Trade Commission has some good tips on protecting yourself against identity theft.
Whether or not your data was part of the Equifax Data Breach these are all good ideas for protecting yourself, such as:
– Putting a “credit freeze” or “fraud alert”, or “extended fraud altert” on your credit.
– Monitoring your credit. This can be done through www.annualcreditreport.com or through a paid credit monitoring service. Another idea is to get a Discover credit card, and their monthly bill lets you know your FICO score from one bureau.
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