Equifax Breach

 

Equifax Breach

By Kyle Mostransky, LUTCF®, CLTC
Posted on September 25, 2017

A cyber-security breach occurred at one of the major consumer credit bureaus, Equifax.  The data leak could impact 143 million Americans.  Credit bureaus such as Experian, Equifax and Transunion, compile consumer payment records to create credit scores.  Therefore, even if you do not believe you have used Equifax, it is possible that your data may have been compromised.

To assist our clients and community, I have included recommended steps to help protect your personal accounts and information.

1.) You can visit: www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/ and click “check potential impact” to see if your data was possibly compromised.  (You will need to provide your last name, six (6) digits of your social, and check a box.)

2.) The screen will indicate if you were likely effected.

3.) If you are effected, you can click “Enroll” to enroll in a free identity protection/warning system they are offering.

4.) Once you have clicked Enroll, it will give you a date after which you can complete the enrollment.  They recommend marking your calendar, and including the link in the calendar reminder faq.trustedidpremier.com

5.) Finally, consider keeping a closer eye on your bank/credit card statements and your credit report in the months to come. 

6.) It’s wise to ensure other family members are aware of this.

Please note this advice was provided by Equifax, and I am not an identity security expert.  If you have questions, I will recommend the information and FAQ section on the company’s website:www.equifaxsecurity2017.com

Thank you and all my best! 

Kyle

About Kyle

Kyle Mostransky is the founder of Mostransky & Associates with more than a decade of experience providing retirement planning and insurance services. He specializes in helping successful business owners, families, and individuals grow, protect, and distribute their financial resources in a manner that’s in alignment with their objectives and values. Passionate about education and understanding the life insurance industry, he is a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF®) and holds the Certified Long-Term Care designation (CLTC®). Based in Huntington, New York, Kyle serves clients throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area and across the country. To learn more, connect with Kyle on LinkedIn or visit www.mostranskyfinancial.com.

Kyle Mostransky, CLTC, LUTCF®, California Insurance License #0H17709, is a Registered Representative offering securities through NYLIFE Securities LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC, A Licensed Insurance Agency, 15 Green Street, Huntington, NY 11743, (646) 227-8384. Member Agent, The Nautilus Group®, a service of New York Life Insurance Company. New York Life, its agents or employees may not give legal, tax or accounting advice; everyone should seek and rely upon the counsel of his or her own professional advisors. Mostransky & Associates LLC is not owned or operated by New York Life or its affiliates.