Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Google+
Close
Back

Liscio

Client Login

- Individual Clients
- Business Clients


Forgot Your Password? Please try logging in with the last password you remember first. (If that fails, you'll be able to reset your password on the next page.)

Accounting Login

(QuickBooks Online)

Accounting Login

(QuickBooks Desktop)

Video Meeting

Join a scheduled video meeting with our staff.
Join Meeting
Close
Send Request

Impacted by the Equifax Hack? Take These Steps Now!

Marcus Dillon

September 14, 2017

If you were a victim of the recently announced Equifax hack, you need to take action to mitigate any negative impact it may have on your finances and credit. If you’re not sure if you were affected, you can use Equifax’s Potential Impact tool to find out. You will need to input your last name and the last six digits of your social security number to use this tool.

Unfortunately, hacks like this one are likely to happen again, so it’s vital to prepare by protecting your digital information as much as possible. Here are some steps you can take to begin the process:

  1. Set up fraud alerts with the three major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) to alert you if someone tries to apply for credit in your name.

  2. Use the fraud alerts that are available for your credit and debit cards, if you don’t already.

  3. Consider credit freezes to lock your credit files to stop any new credit information releases. This will prevent any new accounts being opened in your name by an identity thief.

  4. Check your credit report. You can get one free credit report every year from all three major reporting agencies at annualcreditreport.com. It is advisable to check in every four months, using one of your “freebie” reports rather than using them all at once. When you get your credit report, look for any suspicious activity. This should be a regular part of your financial self-monitoring.

  5. Consider a credit monitoring service. Equifax is offering one free year of credit monitoring. However, before signing up you should review the terms of the agreement—and those of any other credit monitoring services that you may consider.

The Equifax hack is one more reminder of how critical it is to regularly monitor your financial and personal information for potential theft and misuse. If you do suspect that your information has been compromised, contact one of the credit reporting agencies mentioned above and the FTC Identity Theft Hotline at (877) IDTHEFT (438-4338).

   

Back to List


BOSS is the answer to your back office headaches. Our cloud-based solution enables you to hand complex accounting tasks over to us. We work the numbers while providing you 24/7 access to your data—and all at a fixed, affordable monthly fee.

read more

Our Specialties

  • Family Businesses

    Our firm understands that closely held and family owned businesses are unique and require specialized services. We measure our success by the personal relationships we have with businesses...

    read more
  • Construction & Real Estate Professionals

    We are dedicated to helping you achieve success within your construction or real estate business. With extensive experience providing full-service accounting to these industries, we are...

    read more
  • Dental & Medical Practices

    We understand the difficult balance of managing your practice and delivering high-quality patient care while also managing complex accounting tasks. Relieve yourself of time-consuming...

    read more
  • Professional Service Providers

    We are committed to helping professional service providers build successful enterprises. Our skilled team of financial experts have years of experience in providing accounting...

    read more

Latest from Our Blog