How Consumers Can Clean Up After Equifax Disaster

Everyone needs to take precautions in today’s world of constant data breaches. Here are six steps to protect yourself.

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Just in case you have been distracted by the natural disasters like the trio of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose, there is a different type of disaster affecting the financial lives of 143 million Americans. From mid-May to July 2017, hackers accessed sensitive information, such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and even driver’s license numbers, from the database of Equifax, one of the three major U.S. credit agencies.

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Marguerita M. Cheng, CFP® & RICP®
CEO, Blue Ocean Global Wealth

Marguerita M. Cheng is the Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth. She is a CFP® professional, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ and a Retirement Income Certified Professional. She helps educate the public, policymakers and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning.