What to Do After the Equifax Hack?

Like most of the 140+million US citizens I was distressed to find that much of my most confidential information was exposed because of the hack of Equifax. My wife and I thought about what action we wanted to take to protect our credit. My thinking is that you can't be too careful with your private information. It's like containing a wildfire, once it's out of control. Once we evaluated our options we decided on the taking the following actions: 1. We froze our credit at the three major credit bureaus. Note that Experian and TransUnion charge a fee in California. Equifax: Call 800-685-1111 or go online Experian: Call 888‑397‑3742 or go online TransUnion: Call 888-909-8872 or go online ​2