What To Do After the Equifax Data Breach

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On September 7, major credit card reporting agency Equifax announced a data breach affecting over 143 million Americans. Sensitive information such as Social security numbers and birth dates were exposed to hackers from mid-May to July of this year.

Anyone with a credit report from Equifax could be affected.

What should consumers do to recover from this data breach, as well as protect themselves in the future?

Read here for suggestions on how to move forward after this potentially devastating financial breach.