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Latest Information on the Equifax Breach

Here are two recent articles on the status of the Equifax breach as well as the link to the Equifax site that will tell if your data was compromised and allow you to enroll in free credit monitoring through January 31, 2018.

The New York Times has a comprehensive question and answer article regarding the breach and what you should do. They are continuously updating it with new questions that arise and any further answers they receive from Equifax. Check back to this link periodically to see if it has been updated. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/your-money/equifax-data-breach-credit.html?mcubz=0

This article from CNN Money detailing Equifax’s plans to waive credit freeze fees and their plan to develop a service that will allow you lock and unlock your Equifax credit files free of charge for life. http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/27/news/companies/equifax-credit-freeze-free/index.html

Here is the link to the Equifax site that will tell if your data was compromised and allow you to enroll in free credit monitoring. Previously the deadline to enroll was 11/21/17, but that has been extended through 1/31/18. There have been many reported issues with the site including unclear answers as to whether your information has been compromised and outages in the links to sign up for the TrustID credit monitoring, but currently this is the only source of information that Equifax is providing. https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/

If you’re interested in freezing your credit, here are links to the other two major credit bureaus: Experian http://www.experian.com/, Transunion https://www.transunion.com/