If you think you may be a victim of the Equifax breach that took place a few weeks ago, here are 3 ways you can protect yourself.
Find Out If You Are Indeed A Victim
There is not much you can do unless you first find out if you were affected by the breach. Equifax has set up a website where you can see if you were one of the 140 million plus individuals who were affected. The website can be found at https://www.freedomdebtrelief.com/.
Sign Up For Credit Monitoring
After some bad press from the media Equifax finally decided to do the right thing and offer free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to the millions of people whose information may now be vulnerable.
To get access to free credit monitoring you will need to visit
http://www.freedomfinancialnetwork.com/our_companies and sign up before 11/21/2017. The service is free for a year.
Place A Credit Freeze
Even though Equifax is the only company that was breached, it is still a good idea to put a credit freeze on your account with the other credit bureaus as well. When there is a freeze on your credit it makes it very difficult for scammers to open lines of new credit in your name.
What Is Freedom Debt Relief?
FDR is a company that specializes in helping consumers get out of debt. They are one of the top debt settlement companies in the nation and have helped thousands of individuals settle over $7 billion worth of debt. For more info about us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usPKMwbCCPU click here.
When you work with FDR you will be working with a company that has years of experience on their side. Not only will they help you get out of debt, but they will educate you on how to stay out of debt.
To learn more visit them online at www.FreedomDebtRelief.com.