Equifax will pay around $700 million for data breach...

So in the 2017 Equifax breach, what information could potential hackers have access to? They could have your name, social security number, birthday, address and even your driver's license number.

The company has been ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to consumers (you won't get much..it COULD be even as little as a couple of dollars according to my math and how many people were affected), protecting future customers and more.

Experts say you should put a freeze on your credit. How to do it? Call EACH of these three companies and freeze your credit, BUT before you go to buy a new home, car, etc, you must call back and unfreeze your account.

Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 or www.equifax.com

Experian: 1-888-397-3742 or www.experian.com

TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289 or www.transunion.com

Here is the full story: https://www.foxbusiness.com/financials/equifax-pay-700-million-breach-settlement

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