PSA: You May Be Entitled To Reimbursement For Equifax Data Breach

A massive breach at credit monitoring firm Equifax in 2017 compromised the private information of over 147 million Americans, including social security numbers, birth dates and addresses.

The Federal Trade Commission subsequently slapped Equifax with a $700 million settlement, with $425 million slated to go directly to consumers who were affected by the breach. If you are one of the individuals whose private information was compromised, you could be eligible for up to $20,000 in damages, depending on your individual circumstances.
Besides for a cash payment, you can also receive free credit monitoring for 10 years, or $125 if you already have credit monitoring.

You can also receive payment for hours you invested in protecting and cleaning up your credit as a result of the data breach, up to 20 hours.

To check if your information was impacted and whether you are eligible to be included in settlement payments, visit this site and fill out the eligibility form.

If you are eligible, you will be directed to fill out several small online forms describing how it the breach affected you. The process takes just a few minutes.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Keep in mind that although Equifax has been accepting applications for a while now nothing is guaranteed nor will anything be paid until the settlement is finalized

  2. Seems to me the website in your link is strange;
    asking for the last 6 digits of the s.s. leave just 1000 possible numbers for the first 3, which is not a hard task to guess ; plus need to give also the last name; would not recommend using it

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