Worried after the Equifax breach? Denver7 holds call center to answer your questions

DENVER -- In the aftermath of the Equifax breach and countless other breaches out there, many are left with questions and concerns regarding the safety of their personal information. 

Which is why Denver7 held a call center on Thursday with experts from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation ID Theft & Fraud/Cyber Crime Unit, to answer your questions and provide advice on how to keep your information safe

Experts from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation spoke to viewers about the following:

  • How to get a copy of your credit report and what to look for.
  • Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes - making sure they know the difference between the two.
  • If they were an actual victim of the credit breech, alerting them that they must notify all the creditors/protect existing credit to prevent new credit being opened in their name.

The team at the Colorado Bureau of Investigations say they answered more than 350 calls over the course of the afternoon. If you missed out, they left the following resources to help you:

For general information about ID theft, they ask that you contact the Colorado Bureau of Investigation through their website or Facebook page

To check your credit report, you can go to annualcreditreport.com. To report identity theft, use the identitytheft.gov website. 

For information about placing a credit alert head over to the Federal Trade Commission's website. And for information on a credit freeze, click here

The experts say to keep an eye out for red flags, such as suspicious mail and phone calls, bills or collections from accounts you don't own, large number of inquiries on your credit report, and emails or messages offering to verify if your info was breached.

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