OPM Data Breach — What you should do

1. Monitor your credit report. Look for accounts or charges you don’t recognize. Even if the breach didn’t involve credit card information, thieves may use your Social Security number, address and date of birth to open accounts in your name.

2, Take advantage of OPM’s offer of credit report access, credit monitoring, and identity theft insurance and recovery services to potentially affected individuals.

3. Place a fraud alert on your credit reports. With a fraud alert, businesses must verify your identity before providing new credit. An initial fraud alert lasts 90 days but you can renew it.

Get next steps and more on the Federal Trade Commission’s website.