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BBB Advice For Victims of Data Breach

Story by WBGZ Radio

At least 143-million people have been victimized in a sweeping security breach. The credit-reporting bureau Equifax was hit by hackers earlier this year. The Better Business Bureau is offering some advice if you have been impacted by the breach.

The stolen information includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. BBB spokesman Shellie Kreter tells The Big Z freezing your credit is one of the more reliable ways to protect yourself from identity thieves  establishing new lines of credit in your name.

Click here for Kreter's comments

Equifax has set up a website just to deal with the breach and the public's questions, but the Washington Post reports that could pose other problems. You can find that link by clicking here:

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