It seems like we are hearing on a regular basis that some company has been hacked and that our financial information is in jeopardy. The recent Equifax breach has been making headlines and causing great concern among so many Americans. Here are a few tips on how you can help protect yourself courtesy of Jason Holland of Movement Mortgage.
1.Get a copy of your credit report yearly from all three major credit agencies. Look it over carefully and report any discrepancies to the agency reporting that error. Go to this site to get your free report.
2. Go to this government site for an explanation of what happened with Equifax and tips on how to protect yourself in the future.
3. To determine if you have been affected by the Equifax breach, go to this site, click on "potential impact" at the top of the page and follow the instructions to see if your personal financial information is at risk. If it is, you will be eligible for free identity protection for a period of time.
All of us Holland Shepard Group want you to be safe financially. Keep an eye on your credit card bills and check your reports annually. Buying that dream home, investing in real estate or selling your home will be a lot easier if you do so.