On September 7th, Equifax announced that the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers was stolen from their servers. Hackers stole data that included full names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and addresses. This breach is one of the largest, and some say most damaging, to date.
We understand that there are a lot of questions as to how to respond or how to best protect your assets. It is important to remain vigilant and keep a close watch over your accounts now, and in the days to come. Report any suspicious activity as quickly as possible to the necessary agencies. Also, as a best practice, consider creating a second layer of security on your accounts. This could include a pin or passcode, two-factor authentication, or voice ID that can detect and verify your voiceprint. These items, when used in conjunction with a user name and password, add to the security of your accounts.
The attached document can be used as a resource to provide some additional guidance on what to do if you are the victim of identity theft or cyber fraud. Click on the title below to access the information.
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