JOPLIN, Mo. (KODE) — In July, Equifax cyber security was hacked, giving criminals access to social security numbers, bank accounts, and addresses.
If you believe your personal information has fallen into the wrong hands, you should contact the credit service bureaus. The big three in the U.S. are Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.
Financial agents say before jumping to freezing your credit, make sure you monitor and check your spending history.
“We as a society need to be vigilant now, not wait until tax season and ‘oh, my data got stolen and someone turned in a tax return in my name’, you know it’s always good to be vigilant now,” says Tax Specialist Kathleen Blood.