As I said in my previous post, the best way to thwart repercussions from this mess is to freeze your credit. Here is the Credit Freeze Guide, which shows you the ways to freeze your credit.
On his web site, the nationally syndicated radio talk show host and financial guru, Clark Howard <Clark.com>, has a comprehensive guide to how to freeze your credit and keep your private financial data safe. I hope you have not been affected by the Equifax mess. But, being proactive and diligent about protecting yourself is the key. Here is the web site to the #CreditFreeze reference guide.