• Protecting your information after the Equifax breach


    Equifax announced last week that around 143 million Americans are at risk after a massive data breach.

    The company offered free credit monitoring, but many missed the part in the fine print that included an arbitration clause removing a consumer's right to sue. However, the company has since removed that clause.

    Equifax data breach: What information was leaked in the hack?

    Attorney Victor Wandres told FOX23 there have already been dozens of class action lawsuits filed since the breach was announced. They will cover Americans whose information was at risk. Identity thieves can use the stolen information to open a line of credit in someone else's name.

    Federal probe launched after Equifax data breach

    Experts recommend consumers read the fine print before signing up for anything and to avoid credit monitoring offers from Equifax, Experian or TransUnion. Instead, experts say to freeze your credit.

    Equifax breach: How to protect yourself from what's coming next

    Officials with the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office said they have taken eight calls about Equifax and are in communication with the company and other states.

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