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PSA Regarding Equifax Breach

| September 13, 2017
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On Thursday September 7th 2017, credit agency Equifax announced  that it suffered a data breach affecting 143 million U.S. consumers. The hack exposed names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates, and driver’s license numbers—all critical pieces of information used by identity thieves to impersonate people.

What is the best way to safeguard your information going forward?

Freeze your Credit –

A security freeze, or “credit freeze”, locks your credit file with a special PIN that only you know. That PIN must be used in order for anyone to access your credit file, or add new credit in your name.

A security freeze gives you complete control of your credit file. Unlike credit monitoring or fraud alerts, a security freeze stops an identity theft from happening rather than alerting you to potential fraud after the fact.

You can freeze your credit by using the following phone numbers and links:

 

 

Freezing your credit is NOT required but is highly recommended to provide an extra layer of security.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Note: The Equifax data breach was in no way related to WMGNA,LLC, or your investment accounts. Our clients’ information on our systems was not compromised as a result of this data breach.

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