An estimated 143 million people were impacted by Equifax’s data breach.
Think that number isn’t big? Consider this – The U.S. Census Bureau estimated around 323,127,513 million people to be in the United States in 2016. So how many of those millions are adults? Online estimates show between 244 and 247 million are adults.
When you look at the numbers alone, you’ll see the probability of you being a victim of the Equifax hack is very high. You may be thinking it didn’t hurt you because you’ve never heard of Equifax (one of the three credit reporting companies). You didn’t sign up for any Equifax products or they didn’t send you a letter about it. Unfortunately, none of those reasons matter.
You could still be a victim of the Equifax hack and not even know it.
Equifax is a credit reporting agency, so you don’t have to do business directly with them. Take out a loan? Get a credit card? Pay your bills on time? Chances are they have your information.
What type of information about you may have been compromised in the Equifax hack?
- Social Security Numbers
- Credit Card Numbers
- Drivers Licenses
Are you a Victim of the Equifax Hack?
The only way to find out is to take a few minutes and check. Read this great article: How to find out if you’re affected by the Equifax hack
Or check out the video below to find out what steps you need to take to see if you’re a victim of the Equifax data breach: