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Equifax Hacked

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Several months ago Equifax was hacked and the private information of 143 million Americans was stolen, including social security numbers. Equifax had inadequate security in place. Now, it’s likely your information is now being traded on the dark web. To find out if your information was compromised as part of that specific security breach Equifax has made the following website available:

What does this mean?

If your information was compromised, hackers can now pretend to be you – in all kinds of ways.

But what can hackers do with access to your name, address and social security number? They can do lots of things requiring only basic information to verify an identity, including opening accounts with financial institutions; access utilities and personal services; access health care information and much more. The threat is real and is NOT limited to what happens with credit reporting or credit accounts. Here are some steps you can and should take immediately to protect yourself.

Step 1. 

Find out of your information was stolen

Check the Equifax site to see if your information was part of the data stolen by the hackers. You can do that by clicking on the button above, or by copying and pasting this link: into your browser.


Step 2. 

File a complaint with local law enforcement

It’s important to remember that Equifax has described the security breach as an intrusion which resulted in the theft of private personal identifying information which includes your name, address and social security number. Neither you nor Equifax consented to this unauthorized disclosure. Furthermore, if after entering your information the Equifax system says you have been impacted by the security breach, this should be enough information to report the matter to local law enforcement.

Call your local police or county sheriff and report the identity theft.

Step 3. 

Request a credit file security freeze

Request a  security freeze on your credit file by providing each of the four (4) credit reporting agencies the following information:

  • Your full name including middle initial and Jr., Sr., II, III, if those are part of your name
  • Your social security number
  • Your date of birth
  • If you have moved in the past five (5) years provide your previous address
  • A copy of your Florida drivers license, passport, military identification or other form of government-issued identification
  • If you have been a victim of identity theft you will need to provide a copy of the police report, complaint, investigative report or similar documents from a law enforcement agency.

Send a copy of the police report or complaint with the request for a security freeze. Remember, under state law the credit reporting agencies are prohibited from charging for placing a security freeze on the credit files when copies of law enforcement information has been provided as part of the consumer’s request. 

Here are the addresses to send your request for a credit file security freeze.

Equifax Security Freeze

P.O. Box 105788

Atlanta, GA 30348

Experian Security Freeze

P.O. Box 9554

Allen, TX 75013

Trans Union Security Freeze

P.O. Box 6790 

Fullerton, CA 92834-6790


Click here for the form and address


Our law firm is ready to provide you with help requesting a security freeze at no cost to you. If you need help obtaining a security freeze or are experiencing problems with the request, please contact us. We will help with this process. You may contact us by calling our office at 727-954-8752 or click the chat button below. You may also use the contact form below. A member of our team will respond to see how we can help get your security freeze request processing immediately. Help with requesting a security freeze is a free public service offered by our law firm to assist Florida consumers. Contact us today.

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