Ten days ago,
In case you don't know the name,
Which means just about all of us. And an
In deciding our fates,
Which is precisely what was hacked. Which puts 143 million people (including, quite possibly, you and me) in serious danger of becoming victims of identity theft.
That said, they quickly assured us that three top execs who sold a combined
What's worse, it didn't need to happen.
Well, given what's happened, I do. Which gets me back to my To Do list.
I spent considerable time this weekend trying to shield Hank and me from
As one who had her checking account hacked in 2016 -- that alone took me six months to fully fix -- I can't imagine the nightmare of full-blown ID theft. And I don't want to find out.
So I've paid multiple visits to www.equifax.com to sign up for a free year of credit monitoring (the very least they can do although they don't even let you do it all at once. Go there and you'll see.)
I've also read everything I can about protecting ourselves. For us, the best move is to contact all three credit bureaus (
Depending on your circumstances, a freeze might be too drastic. For one thing, it will keep you, as well as the Bad Guys, from gaining immediate access to your credit info.
There are less restrictive moves you can make and you can Google for some suggestions.
But whatever you do, Please Don't Do Nothing.
Your future, especially your financial future, could hang in the balance.
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