Posts Tagged "security breach"

Actions to take after receiving a security breach notification

Dear Experian,

I work for a school district and its information has been hacked. They advised us to contact the credit companies. What I should do to protect myself? They are not sure how much information was stolen, and the hackers are threatening to release the information to the public. Please tell me what I need to do.

– AAD

Teenage college student should accept credit monitoring offer

Dear Experian,

My 17-year-old daughter just received an email from the university she is attending about a possible security breach on their admission registration files. The university is offering a one year free TripleAlert membership to her. My question is does she need it? I don’t believe she has done anything to establish a credit record. She has a debit card but no credit cards. Other than opening and using a credit card, what else might trigger the creation of a credit record in any of the three credit companies?

– MCS

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