The Equifax Breach and Your Social Security–Time to Step Up the Vigilance

By now, you’ve no doubt seen the numbers and have read about the extent of the vulnerability faced by millions of Americans. With a reported 143 million Americans potentially impacted by the theft of personal data, it becomes clear that all of us need to keep a close watch on our personal finances and report any irregularities or suspected fraud activities to their financial institutions immediately. In an article posted today on, consumer technology specialist and radio talk show host Kim Komando offers some strategic advice on steps you can take to increase your protection as the effects of this breach play out. Her advice includes specific actions current and future Social Security beneficiaries need to consider. Read the post here…

Note also that the Federal Trade Commission has issued warnings regarding scams reported to involve impostors representing themselves as Equifax personnel. The FTC’s advice: “Don’t tell them anything. They’re not from Equifax. It’s a scam. Equifax will not call you out of the blue. Read the FTC post here…


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