How Equifax Security Breach Affects You
You have probably heard about the Equifax security breach potentially affecting 143 million consumers.
If you haven’t already done so, you can click here to see if your information was compromised and enroll in the free (1 year) credit monitoring. If you check Equifax's site to see if your data was stolen, you waive your rights to sue Equifax or be part of a class action suit.
If you enroll in the free credit monitoring, you will receive a date on the web page. Put this date on your calendar. On or after that date, you will have to click here to continue the enrollment process. Your monitoring will cease unless you return to the site and renew the enrollment.
The credit monitoring is just the one step in protecting yourself, only notifying you of suspicious activity. It does not protect you in any way.
Because credit card information and bank account information were part of the breach, you should monitor your accounts for any suspect transactions. If you see anything questionable, you should immediately contact your bank or credit card company.