Equifax, a credit reporting agency, had a data breach in July where 143 million names, social security numbers, credit card numbers and the like were stolen. Equifax is offering free credit monitoring for people affected by it.

To check and see if your information was compromised, go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and click on the Check Potential Impact tab. You must submit your last name and last six digits of your Social Security number.  If you have been impacted, you will receive a date when you can return to the site and sign up for the service.