Hoosiers Urged to Use Caution During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 11:45 AM

By Office of the Indiana Attorney General, news release

Attorney General Todd Rokita wants Hoosiers to be prepared for cyber criminals.

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INDIANAPOLIS - October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Attorney General Todd Rokita wants Hoosiers to be prepared for cyber criminals. 

  • Monitor your credit. Credit monitoring services track your credit report and alert you whenever a change is made, such as a new account or a large purchase. Most services will notify you within 24 hours of any change to your credit report. Most major credit cards now offer these monitoring services at no cost to the consumer. 
  • Place a fraud alert on your credit report. A fraud alert tells lenders and creditors to take extra steps to verify your identity before issuing credit. You can place a fraud alert by contacting any one of the three major credit bureaus. 
  • Consider placing a free credit freeze on your credit report. Identity thieves will not be able to open a new credit account in your name while the freeze is in place. You can place a credit freeze by contacting each of the three major credit bureaus: 
  • Equifax: 1-888-766-0008 
  • Experian: 1-888-397-3742 
  • TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289 

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