Take The Equifax Data Breach Very Seriously. Take These 5 Steps.

 

You don’t want identity theft.  Believe me.

One of the scariest moments of my life was when my data was stolen. A woman walked around Sacramento with a drivers license with her picture and my data.  Since she had my Social Security number and date of birth, along with false documents, she opened up instant credit (or tried to) with over 15 retailers including Target, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and Home Depot.

The police recommended I report this to all three credit reporting agencies.  When I tried to create an account with TransUnion online, I was told that I already had an account but it was locked out.

A shiver of fear went up my spine. I’d never been on the TransUnion site before.

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