Equifax Data Breach

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2017 by andelino

As you may already know, Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, revealed that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers.

The three main credit bureaus, Equifax, TransUnion and Experian, maintain reports on when consumers attempt to obtain a credit card, car or even a mortgage loan, their payment history and the amount of available credit. Some companies use one or all three of these companies when consumers seek a credit card, mortgage or other loans.

Since personal information was stolen, along with 209,000 credit card numbers, the breach will increase the opportunity for identity theft to occur.  Here are some tips you can use to protect your identity, personal information or even credit score.  Consumers need to be pro-active in the aftermath of being hacked and to help you with this, please follow these 5 tips.

1: Enroll in Equifax’s program

Equifax has set up its own program to help people find out if they were one of the millions affected in the hack. The program isn’t exactly straightforward, however — it requires a multi-step process that takes place over the course of at least one week. Here’s an overview of the process:

Step 1: Head to this enrollment page and click “Begin enrollment.” Enter your last name and last six digits of your social security number and head to the next page. Several reporters at CNET have attempted this process and received two different results:

Step 2: If you received an enrollment date, write it down. Seriously, on paper (or, you know, Google Calendar). Equifax does not ask for your email address, so it won’t remind you of your enrollment date.

Step 3: On (or after) your enrollment date, head to this page to continue the enrollment process. You have to complete the enrollment process by November 21.

  1. Equifax will provide you with an enrollment date for credit monitoring.
  2. Equifax will let you know you were not impacted.

2: Check your credit reports

If you’re not sure if your data was affected, consider looking through your credit reports for any suspicious activity. The US government guarantees everyone a free annual credit report from the three major bureaus — yes, including Experian. You can get those reports here.

When looking through your reports, keep an eye out for new accounts you didn’t open, late payments on debts you don’t recognize and any other activity that looks unfamiliar.

If you suspect someone used your identity to open credit cards, take on loans, or re-open closed accounts, contact the credit card company’s fraud department immediately. You are not responsible for charges made on a fraudulent card, but you have to report the issue in a timely manner. Once you’ve reported the fraudulent credit, follow this guide to recovering from identity theft.

3: Freeze your credit

Even if your credit report comes back clean, remain vigilant about protecting your credit. One of the most reliable ways to prevent someone from opening credit cards in your name is to place what’s called a “credit freeze.”

To freeze your credit, contact each of the credit bureaus using these phone numbers:

The process is usually automated and can be completed within a few minutes. Just be sure to write down your PIN’s in a secure place.

4: Set a fraud alert

A fraud alert is another way to make it hard for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. When a fraud alert is set, credit card companies will be required to verify your identity before opening an account. That, combined with the credit freeze, is a great way to keep your credit secure.

To set a fraud alert, contact just one of the credit card bureaus and ask for an initial fraud alert. Once the alert is set, it will last 90 days. After that, you’ll have to renew it. Here are the appropriate phone numbers for the bureaus (remember, just call one):

5: Repeat the process for your loved ones

Because Equifax is not notifying those affected through direct mail or email, some people will be left without the resources or tech–savvy to protect their identities or find out if they were compromised. With that in mind, consider helping your loved ones — especially the elderly without computer access — with the above steps.

Last but not least, watch out for tax season

It’s still to early to know if and how the data exposed in Equifax’s breach will be misused, but one major concern comes around during tax season. Identity thieves can use stolen social security numbers to file fraudulent tax returns and receive refunds.

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What Happened?

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on September 9, 2017 by andelino

American publishing company “Simon & Schuster” is proud to announce its new book “What Happened” series.

In a statement by a company spokesperson he stated Simon & Schuster is not afraid of “beating” a dead horse.

Our new “What Happened” series will dig deep to “reveal” the already obvious reasons that led to some of history’s most notable “two-time presidential candidate defeat.”

We are “proud” that Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to kickoff our “What Happened” series by touring and promoting it across The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

Fake News Media

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 8, 2017 by andelino

Assorted news media figures across CNN, MSNBC and WAPO are hyping a narrative of President Trump lacking “empathy” for those hurt by Hurricane Harvey.

A “lack of empathy” is a feature of sociopathic and psychopathic behavior, dovetailing the narrative of Trump as being “mentally” ill.

News media personalities include Mike Barnicle (of MSNBC), Eddie Glaude (of MSNBC), Mark Leibovich (of The New York Times Magazine) Ari Melber (of MSNBC), Abby Phillips (of CNN ), Ruth Marcus (of The Washington Post), Joan Walsh (of The Nation), and Jeff Zeleny (of CNN).

“He didn’t hug a mom or hold a baby or shake someone’s hand or ask a senior how they were doing. It was really remarkable,” claimed Joan Walsh, “It was typical Donald Trump, without an ounce of empathy.”

Trump was “learning on the job in terms of empathy and in terms of how to react and relate to the individuals here,” surmised CNN’s Jeff Zeleny.

“The human element seemed to be absent,” opined MSNBC’s Eddie Glaude, remarking on Trump’s response to Hurricane Harvey.

“I did not hear Trump speak about the victims of this flood, and I’m wondering… is there something missing here in him?” asked MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle, suggesting a lack of empathy within the president.

On the heels of Donald Trump’s “lack of empathy”, a new trait recently “discovered” in the bowels of the media echo chamber, come these “disturbing” revelations.

They were collected by Mark Dice, who was later joined by “other” media researchers.

I’m sure our “vigilant” comrades will spot more “outrageous” behavior on the part of this president and “post” them on the Internet.

NK H-Bomb Secrets

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 7, 2017 by andelino

Nations around the world “panic!”

Speculation of an imminent North Korea “global inferno” mounts as Kim Jong-un inspects his new “doomsday” H-bomb.

Here are exclusive “photos and detailed drawings” of the North Korean dictator’s newest weapon.

The truth is now “revealed” for the first time!

President Trump, on his part, has “discovered” the same secret design “drawing” in Russian.

Do I have to repeat it?

RUSSIAN! As in “Russian hackers” or “Russian collusion” or “Russian hand puppet.”


The link is clear; only the “blind or the brainwashed” cannot connect the dots here.

Can we talk about “Trump-North Korea” collusion now?

How long can the people be silent?

And now the “plot” thickens!

Remember, Kim Jong-un said “I will insinkerate America!” 

False Preachers

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2017 by andelino

Protests has been suffering of late. Several of our more religious comrades have been conscripted into the “Heavenly Screeners and Bouncers Group.” This is a noble task and worthwhile in every respect.

But these vacancies must be filled. The application process is now open for “Race Baiters, Color Extortionists and Shameless Self Promoters.” We must fill these vacancies.

Civil Rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson said this week that the Electoral College “must come down” and warned that President Trump may have trouble making it into “Heaven” because of his views on immigrants.

Jackson said that Trump demands people “speak English, be qualified and have a job skill,” the Daily Wire reported.

“Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump’s country, he would not qualify to get into Jesus’ kingdom,” Jackson said, going on to quote the Book of Matthew’s passage about helping the underprivileged.

He also called for reminders of the Confederacy to be “removed” from public view, adding that “the statues must come down.”

“The electoral college must come down,” Jackson added, saying it “interferes” with the ability for one “man to have one vote” in a democracy.

In the late 1990s, Jackson however “praised” then-businessman Donald Trump on “multiple” occasions.

As this smuggled YouTube video proves, Joel Osteen is completely “unworthy” to fill any position in the “Heavenly Screeners and Bouncers Group” openings.

Thank you in advance, Jesse and Joel. We appreciate your stepping up in our time of need.

Online Censorship

Posted in uncategorized with tags on September 1, 2017 by andelino

Summer Sabbatical

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on July 12, 2017 by andelino

Whether you are a reader of this blog, signed up somewhere along the path or are a relatively new recruit we have become a family of kindred souls committed to staying the course and guide this ship of state away from the shoals. 

I need to take a bit of a break. This break becomes mandatory as the chores don’t do themselves around here, the half-done projects do not resolve on their own and the new maintenance projects seem to multiply like rabbits.

So the long and short of it is I need to spend less time blogging and more time maintaining.

I’m not shuttering the shop, just cutting back on posting until early September in order to tend to other business.

And I won’t be checking in regularly as I normally do.

In the meantime, while Trump continues to clean up the swamp,  I will be cleaning up and fixing up everything that’s falling apart closer to home.

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