Did you check to see if you may have been hit by the Equifax data breach? Here is a link to check to see. If you may have an issue (like me) how do you protect yourself and freeze your credit? First, know that it will cost money to freeze and unfreeze when you need to. And second, it just might be the best way to protect yourself if you suspect your data has been compromised. You do have to contact each reporting agency to do this. Here is how to connect with them.