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DOR Security Breach: Is my kid protected?

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Weeks after the massive security breach into the South Carolina Dept. of Revenue came to light, people are still searching for answers and wondering how to protect their dependents.

Experian, the company contracted by the states of South Carolina to handle to situation, tells WMBF News that the Department of Revenue is still working on determining who was affected.

Once they determine the scope of the problem, people will be notified if they or their dependents are affected by either email, phone or mail.

Experian is not sure if the notification will come from them or directly from the DOR.

Experian believes that after you are notified that your dependent, for example a minor child, is affected, you will need to register that dependent through Experian's Family Secure service, which will then monitor their credit activity.

Each South Carolinian has until January 31 to sign up for their free credit monitoring service.

Did you enroll in the free credit monitor service? Lots of WMBF News viewers ran into issues while trying to sign up, but some others have reported they're onboard and have already starting receiving alerts from Experian. Log on to the WMBF News Facebook fan page and let us know how you've handled this situation.

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