Hackers are out there, ready, willing and able to sell our identities. A hard-hitting example of this was the 2017 Equifax data breach, which affected over 140 million people. We still hear about data breaches in the news on a regular basis.
The Equifax data breach reminds us that we should take daily steps to help protect ourselves from such a prevalent threat as identity theft. Here are some steps you can take right now to fight fraudulent activity:
Through the MSA Financial Wellness program, you can view your TransUnion credit score (updated every 30 days) and credit report (updated annually) right from your member dashboard. You can also get help with accessing Experian and Equifax credit reports. Your Money Coach can help you review and understand your credit reports, provide next steps for correcting errors, and guide you through best practices.
On top of that, MSA members can get identity theft protection services like 24/7 credit and identity monitoring with real-time alerts for fraudulent activity. If you’re a victim, a Fraud Resolution Specialist can come alongside you to help with the recovery process and help with restoring your identity and financial reputation.
Now is the time to make sure you’re protected. Call 888-724-2326 to get started.
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