Equifax data breach: Exactly what to do to protect your credit

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The Equifax breach compromised the personal data of as many as 143 million Americans, 5.4 million people in Illinois alone. Among the data exposed: Social Security numbers. Criminals can use your Social Security number to steal your identity. They can open bank accounts and credit cards or apply for a loan. Hackers can also get ahold of your tax refund or get medical treatment under your name. Here’s what Financial Expert Terry Savage says to do now: 1.) Check to...

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