So here we are a few months in and half the population of the US has had their credit information stolen including possibly mine. Great, so now what?

If you are like me you got something recently from Life Lock that made you stop and consider.  Luckily, John Oliver has a better idea before we get caught up in what doesn't always work and ultimately gives money back to Equifax.  Watch the video for all the gruesome details and be warned some of the language is NSFW.

Up shot is the best line of defense is to freeze you credit.  I thought ok but if three are fake sites online now looking to capitalize on our trust where can I get these numbers? Answer, I called my local bank and got them for both of us. Here are the credit companies we need to call and freeze our information.

Equifax : 1-800-349-9960

Inovus : 1-800-540-2505

Experian: 1-888-397-3742

Trans Union: 1-888-909-8872

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