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HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF FROM INDENTITY THEFT

With a data hack of this size, you may be wondering if you are impacted and what you can do to protect yourself from potential theft.

The Illinois Attorney General's Office issued a press release about this data breach and the phishing scam, which includes tips for consumers who have been impacted by the hack at Anthem. Read the press release and tips.

Many sites suggest that you put either a fraud alert or security freeze on your credit report if your information was part of the data breach. You can read more about fraud alerts and security freezes in the 

In the state of Illinois if you are a victim of identity theft, a security freeze is free. Some people may consider a security freeze on their credit report as a precautionary measure. However, there could be up to $10 in fees each time you place, remove, or temporarily lift a freeze on your account. You can read more in the identity Theft Resource Guide (see above) to make an informed decision.

You are entitled to a free credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies every year a

Reviewing your credit report and looking for inaccurate information is something that everyone of us should do on a regular basis. This free credit report is the tool that helps you spot identity theft and missue of your personal information.

 

 

 
 
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