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Many Affected By Equifax Hack

An administrator with the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has something in common with 143 million Americans; he may be a victim of the Equifax hack. Frank Frassetto went to the Equifax website to check. Now he is considering putting a credit freeze on his credit through the Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. That will cost him $10 for each of the sites. He feels the $30 is a good investment in preventing identity theft. The other option is to ask for a free 90-day fraud alert to be placed on your credit reports. Equifax is offering those affected a free year of credit monitoring. Frassetto says make sure you check the fine print on that because it may mean waving your right to be part of a class action lawsuit. He recommends monitoring your own financial accounts and information because he says you are the first line of defense. He also recommends downloading a copy of the Data Breach fact sheet at the DATCP website.

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