WATCH: Equifax Hack; What You Need To Know

JAMESTOWN- Officials say hundreds of millions of Americans may be impacted by the hack on Equifax.

According to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July.┬áThieves stole names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers.

Hackers also got more than 200,000 credit card numbers and others documents containing personally identifying information.

If a cyber-criminal maxed out a credit in your name, it’s going to be tough passing a credit check.

So what can you do? First, freeze your credit! It can be a pain because you’ll have to unfreeze it every time someone needs to run a credit check on you.

Credit counselors say regular credit monitoring is important.

Online resources -including the identity theft resource center – provide excellent tools to discover how to defend yourself against identify theft.

 

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