It was recently discovered that Equifax, one of the three United States credit monitoring bureaus, was affected by a major breach. In this breach, which is suspected to have affected 143 million Americans, nearly half of the United States population, personal information, such as social security numbers, addresses, as well as birth dates, have possibly been exposed by hackers. In the wake of this major security breach, Andrew Housser released a list of steps that you can take in order to safeguard yourself from exposure due to the breach.
In order to discover whether you have been affected by the recent breach of Equifax, it is encouraged that you visit the Equifax website. In visiting the Equifax website, you will be able to gain a complete understanding of the entire situation involving the breach, as well as the extent to which you have been affected. Registering for free credit monitoring, which will be available until November 21st, is highly recommended, as it will keep you abreast of your personal credit situation during these uncertain times. In contacting Equifax through their website, you may also receive a copy of your personal credit report, putting a freeze on it if you choose to do so. In putting a freeze on your credit report, any person attempting to falsely gain credit on your name should be unsuccessful, as it will be flagged. Utilizing the services of an online financial provider can offer solutions for dealing with issues regarding the recent breach.
Freedom Financial Network was started in 2002 by co-CEOs, Andrew Housser and Bradford Stroh, and quickly rose to the forefront in the world of online financial services. Today, it operates with over 1,800 teammates and has helped to resolve of seven billion dollars of debt. The team hopes of continue helping to resolve debt for its customers, increasing the number of teammates in the process.
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