Three steps to protect your Social Security number

The reports of massive data breaches have become common and they seem to be growing. In the last couple of years, 143 million Americans had their personal data compromised through the Equifax breach and another 500 million people was compromised in Marriott’s cyber breach.  And there have been smaller breaches targeting customers of Target and Dunkin’ Donuts have occurred as well.  Having your Social Security number exposed in a data breach is no joke. Cybercriminals can divert your Social Security payments into their own pocket or start claiming your benefits and taking the payments and you would be none the wiser until you need your benefits.  In Rita Williams’ article she advises to take three steps to protect your Social Security number from data breaches and hacks. Read her article here…

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