Freedom Financial Network’s CEO, Andrew Housser, wrote the article “How to Safeguard your Credit After the Equifax Breach” which was published on WBRC. The article was written after the massive security breach sustained by one of America’s top credit bureaus, Equifax.
The breach revealed the personal information of more than 143 million Americans, leaving their social security numbers, birth dates, names, and even addresses exposed to hackers and thieves. The information divulged is more than enough to allow thieves to open new credit cards, take out loans, or even falsify your identity and what Freedom Debt Relief knows.
This is why Housser suggests that it is incredibly important to take your credit fate into your own hands. Check on a trusted website to determine if your information has been revealed or stolen by the hackers. Their new site is dedicated to helping those who have been exposed in the security breach. They offer a free year of identity protection and credit monitoring to those who sign up before November 21 and Freedom Debt Relief’s lacrosse camp.
Housser advises freezing your credit, monitoring your accounts, and sending your tax returns in early. Obviously, you will want to monitor your credit and bank accounts closely in the following year to help keep a watch out for any fraudulent purchases. In particular, Housser suggests keeping an eye out for any unauthorized, small charges. He reveals that thieves will often test the card before making larger purchases and Twitter.com.
Freezing your credit will also prevent any hacker from opening credit in your name. Simply call the three credit bureaus and place your accounts on freeze. Though you won’t be able to open any new credit yourself, you may reverse it simply by calling the bureaus again with the PIN you make in the process and contact their.
Sending your tax returns in early will also prevent thieves from sending false tax returns to the IRS in an attempt to steal your tax refund.
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