This company has one job, to collect your personal data and store it securely. Equifax makes money by selling your information to banks and credit card companies. Although you can order a free credit report once a year, it isn’t easy to change the information in that report, and you can’t opt out! Equifax’s responsibility is to keep your data away from hackers and thieves. Unfortunately, they failed big time. Equifax potentially exposed the names, addresses, credit card and Social Security numbers of more than 143 million people. Go to equifaxsecurity2017.com, where you will enter your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number. Enrollment will give you complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services. I also ran the check for my children.