Equifax Data Breach

The first thing to do is find out if your information may have been compromised:
  1. Visit the Equifax website and click the “Am I Impacted?” button.
  2. If your information is identified as being part of the breach, Equifax will provide you with a link to register for free for free identify theft and credit monitoring.
For additional peace of mind, you can use the steps below:
  • Check your credit reports by visting annualcreditreport.com.  You can check each credit bureau (Equifax, Experian and Transunion) once each year. This is a free service.  You can order one from one of the bureaus every four months so the information is up to date and you are able to use the service all year.  If you see evidence of identity theft, visit IdentityTheft.gov for information.
  • Monitor your existing credit card and bank accounts closely for charges you don’t recognize.  Use the Card Control app from Credit Human to manage your debit card from your mobile phone, including setting up alerts to notify you when, where and how your card is used.  Contact us immediately at 800-688-7228 if you suspect your Credit Human account has been compromised.  Have your account information and details about the suspicious activity available when you call.
  • Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit files. A fraud alert warns creditors about identify theft and notifies them to contract you whenever your credit report is used for an extension of credit.  A freeze will prevent anyone from accessing your credit report until you remove the freeze.  For added security, you can also consider placing a freeze on your credit report to prevent anyone from accessing it until you remove the freeze.