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    Equifax Breach/Hack

    On advice from my hubby who is a Certified Financial Planner

    Equifax Breach/Hack

    Go to Equifax.com and follow the instructions regarding the hack. You'll need to see if you are on the list and follow instructions to enroll in their credit protection. The enrollment date is gonna be a few days down the road, so you'll need to remember to go back to their website to follow up.
    Be prepared to try to get to the site a few times. It is very busy. It took three tries until I connected.

    Please share.

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    Thank you,
    Just did mine. I am on the list. Hubby is not.
    Now I have to remind myself to do it on 9/13/17. (hopefully I can remind myself)
    Last edited by brady bear; 09-08-2017 at 01:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady bear View Post
    Thank you,
    Just did mine. I been am on the list. Hubby is not.
    Now I have to remind myself to do it on 9/13/17. (hopefully I can remind myself)
    I put it in my calendar in my phone

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    Just did the same and on the calendar that I document appointments on. (yup still use the old fashion calendars...lol)
    My son was on the list too.

    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    I put it in my calendar in my phone

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    paul and i are on the list

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    neither me or my husband are on the list

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    DH & I are on the list.

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    I'm on the list too. What a nightmare!

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    Thank you! I would not have checked if you had not posted this. DH and I are both "impacted by this event".

    What I find odd, his enrollment date is 9/12, mine is 9/14; whatever that means. Are we protected from now til then?

    Robin, can your hubby enlighten me as to what was "hacked" and maybe what else we should check out? What exactly does an Equifax hack mean?

    Thank you so much again!

    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    On advice from my hubby who is a Certified Financial Planner

    Equifax Breach/Hack

    Go to Equifax.com and follow the instructions regarding the hack. You'll need to see if you are on the list and follow instructions to enroll in their credit protection. The enrollment date is gonna be a few days down the road, so you'll need to remember to go back to their website to follow up.
    Be prepared to try to get to the site a few times. It is very busy. It took three tries until I connected.

    Please share.

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    Here is a link to an article in the NY Times. If you are on the list, then your personal information, ie Social Security #, DOB, driver's license numbers, etc. has been hacked and could be used to steal your identity.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/b...k.html?mcubz=0

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