News broke yesterday that up to 143 million folks may have had their birth dates, Social Security #s, driver's license #s, and even credit card #s stolen, when hackers broke into the system of credit check giant Equifax back in July. 

Here's how to check if your information has been compromised.

Equifax has set up a PAGE to tell if you were affected. Insert your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security #.  Either way, you will receiver a message from Equifax explaining the outcome.

Regardless of the outcome, Equifax will offer you credit security/monitoring for the next year, but you've got to enroll by Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

Here in our state, Maine Identity Services is here to help you when your identity is stolen.  Their WEBSITE offers guidance and an immense amount of help.