Given the recent data breach at Equifax, over 143 million consumers' personal information have been compromised. As you're comparing various credit monitoring services and ordering a copy of your credit report, it helps to know how the three main bureaus are different in their products and services.
While there are many different credit bureaus available to consumers, but Experian, Equifax, and Transunion are the biggest of them all. Here is a side by side comparison of what each bureau offers for credit score, credit report, and monitoring services.
Equifax has a website dedicated to the recent breach, where you can go to the Equifax Security 2017 website to check and see if you've been impacted by the hack. However, be aware that Equifax is still trying to determine who was actually impacted by the hack. The site also offers consumers to sign up for their credit monitoring and identity theft services.
As close to half of the U.S. adult population might have been impacted by this data breach, it might be best to try to take matters into your own hands instead of relying on Equifax's services. Follow our in-depth credit protection guide and follow the steps you can take to monitor and protect your credit.
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