As you've probably heard, Equifax, a leading credit reporting company, reported a data breach event that potentially impacts 143 million U.S. consumers. If one of your clients was affected by this breach, we suggest that they follow the steps below:
If your clients want credit monitoring services, they can visit the Equifax website. Equifax is offering free access to their TrustedID Premier monitoring services for anyone who has used Equifax in the past, whether or not they were affected by the recent data breach. To sign up for free credit monitoring, visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and click Enroll.
CyberScout, a firm that specializes in identity theft prevention and resolution, may be a good resource for clients who have been impacted by a data breach.