Protecting your identity

In September, Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the United States, announced that the company
had been the target of a massive data breach. As a result of the breach, an estimated 143 million Americans
have had their information exposed. In light of this massive security issue, here are a few ways you can minimize
the risk of having your identity compromised.

Regularly monitor your credit

You can get one free annual credit report from each of the three main credit bureaus
(Experian, Equifax, and Transunion). It will likely be wise to space out when you receive the reports
from each of the three agencies in order to help you catch any fraudulent activity throughout the year.

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