MORE ON THE EQUIFAX BREECH

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I took one very important thing out of this article and will be doing it Friday:

Dixon suggests creating an account at the Social Security Administration website before anyone else does.

(Important: if you’ve already placed a fraud alert or security freeze on your credit report(s), you won’t be able to do this online and you’ll have to either remove the freeze or go into your local Social Security office, according to the SSA.) This way, you can at least check your Social Security earnings to see if anything looks off. You’ll need to have some information on hand, as the site will ask you about specific accounts you have open to verify your identity, and if you provide a wrong answer, you’ll be locked out for 24 hours.