What actions should I take to protect my private information?
SunGard is providing individuals affected by this incident with one year of Credit Monitoring services. Please follow the instructions in the communications you have received to set up credit monitoring.
What else can I do to protect my private information?
You may also want to take the precaution of placing a free fraud alert on your credit files held by the three national credit reporting agencies. The law allows you to place an initial fraud alert on your credit file free of charge for an initial period of 90 days. This notification alerts creditors to use additional steps to verify your identity prior to granting credit in your name.
Please note: Enrolling for a fraud alert will require you to submit some private information directly to the credit reporting agencies and may also require you to perform additional steps when you are seeking to obtain credit.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides a host of information for consumers who believe they may have been the victims of identity theft.
How do I place a fraud alert?
To place a fraud alert on your credit file, please contact the toll-free number of any one of the three major credit reporting companies. For your convenience, the numbers for each of the credit reporting agencies is provided below.
Equifax: 1 (888) 766-0008
Experian: 1 (888) EXPERIAN (397-3742)
TransUnion: 1 (800) 680-7289