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Social Security benefits and the Equifax hacking

By now you’ve surely heard of the massive hacking of personal data from Equifax, one of the three major credit monitoring companies.  The personal information of about 143 million Americans was stolen, and Social Security numbers were included in the data taken.  That means that at least the potential exists that your Social Security benefits –  for both those already collecting and for those yet to apply – might be at risk.  Many suggestions have been made about how you can protect yourself from identity theft, but one you should keenly heed is to be especially vigilant about your Social Security benefits.  This article by Maurie Backman appears at and describes how your benefits might be in danger, and how to protect yourself and your benefits.  Click here to read more.

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