CHECKLIST IF YOU'VE RECEIVED A DATA BREACH NOTICE

  1. Read the notification letter and understand what type(s) of information was compromised.
    • If your bank information was compromised, be especially on the lookout for signs of financial identity theft. Please refer to our information on identity theft for more information.
    • If your social security number was compromised, be especially on the lookout for signs of synthetic identity theft. Please refer to our information on identity theft for more information.
    • If your medical information was compromised, be especially on the lookout for signs of medical identity theft. Please refer to our information on identity theft for more information.
  2. Remember—some of your personal information may make you at risk for multiple types of identity theft. Be sure to read our information on identity theft so that you can take the steps you need to protect yourself.

  3. If you don’t understand the notification letter, contact the sender so you know exactly what’s going on.

  4. Take advantage of any free credit monitoring they offer. After all, because it’s free, it won’t cost you anything, and it might save you time and money down the road.

  5. Consider changing any compromised information that you reasonably can. While it may not be reasonable to change your name or your address, you can change your online passwords or your bank account numbers if that information was compromised.

  6. Be on the lookout for any suspicious activity, such as unusual bank account or credit card charges, calls from debt collectors for debts that aren’t yours, or unusual mail delivery such as receiving unusual mail or not receiving your regular mail. Review your credit card and bank account statements regularly.






ID Theft Hotline 800-392-8222