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Anthem insurance compromise
I would like to recommend that creditkarma provide information on what to do if a person's credit information is compromised, such as the recent Anthem insurance security breach. The Associated Press has a good article oin this at http://tech.thaivisa.com/info-hacked-heres/4004/, but it does not mention creditkarma.

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First of all I think it would be a good idea to change your password and security questions on the Anthem site. 

Second, go online to Experian and place a free 90 day fraud alert on your credit. Experian will contact the other two credit reporting sites, Trans Union and Equifax, for you.

Third, sign up or register on the free Credit Sesame website. You can sign up for free credit monitoring.  I just opened a new credit card a week ago, and placing the fraud alert on Experian triggered an alert on Credit Sesame that someone (the legitimate card issuer in this case), had placed an inquiry on my credit.

If Anthem offers free credit monitoring, tell them you want it for life!  Someone having your social security number and other information has the potential for problems down the road. The hackers probably won't use the ill gotten information immediately, but will hold onto it for future use or even sell it.

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