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ADA Center for Professional Success has resources to help with identify theft

September 21, 2017 In the wake of the Equifax breach, the ADA Center for Professional Success has provided information for dentists if they discover their personal information has been compromised, even if they're not completely sure it was misused.

In September, Equifax announced a cybersecurity breach where criminals accessed about 143 million U.S. Equifax consumers' personal data. Equifax also reported that at least 209,000 consumers' credit card information was taken in the attack. Residents in the United Kingdom and Canada were also affected.

The Center has a guide that includes the contact information for the three credit reporting companies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. It also details the different forms of identity theft.

Dentists can learn more about identity theft on the Center's website, which includes a free guide, "Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft: Steps You Can Take When Your Personal Information Has Been Compromised.

This resource is based on information available from the Federal Trade Commission, Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration.

These pages are available to ADA members only.