First of all here are the telephone numbers to request a Credit Freeze on your credit reports
Once you have done this, be aware of the following:
Someone has all your information out there that most likely will remain silent, but could strike at any moment! Scary, very scary. How to combat this fear, is every year review your credit report, freeze your credit inquiries with the bureaus. You must monitor your credit report every year, this is a fact of life now.
Be aware of the hackers, sending you phishing emails, maybe coming up as Equifax, any email that comes to you wanting to verify your information because of this hack, don't believe it! Be aware many phishing scams are about to start, Pandora's box of hackers just opened up.
This is not meant to freightened you but frankly it's meant to keep you alert. We work hard to build our name, our credit and to have someone take this away is just not right.
If you are thinking about buying a home, or just want some information on how all of this affects futures possibilites - give me a call.
Virginia Nickel - nmls 282750
Arizona Wholesale Mortgage Inc. www.lenderinaz.com
Cyber breach has affected over 143million US consumers