10/11 SCAM ALERT
The Equifax data breach is scary stuff, with half of the U.S. population affected. You can take steps to protect against identity theft. Consider putting a freeze on your credit reports by contacting Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. You’ll have to lift the freeze when applying for credit, however. Closely monitor all statements from current bank accounts and credit cards and research whether credit monitoring is right for you.
Click here to learn how to freeze your credit report – FREE in the state of Maine!
Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.
Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for more information on fraud prevention.