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After credit breach, officials say many still haven't checked status

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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

It’s been almost a month, since the breach of information at Equifax nationwide. Officials say surprisingly many of us here locally haven’t checked to see if we were affected or not.

“Most people are concerned but they’re not going to the next level. Perhaps they’re real busy in their lives and not taking the time out to do that,” said Alfredo Chaparro, Midland College Director of Business Economic Development Center.

140 million Americans information got out.

“That’s over half the adult population in the United States,” said Chaparro.

Count Chaparro as one of the many affected.

“I input my wife’s last six digits for her social security number and her full name, I found out she wasn’t affected. I did the same for me and it says that I was at jeopardy,” said Chaparro.

The credit bureau had a rough time explaining what happened on Capitol Hill whether it is Equifax today, or a new company tomorrow, Chaparro believes ideals should change.

“I think it’s time for us to deeply consider thinking about things differently,” said Chaparro.

Chaparro says signing up for credit alerts, having credit freezes on your account and taking advantage of any Equifax promotions can help you whether or not you’ve been affected.

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