In September of 2017, Equifax announced that it had experienced a data breach, which impacted the personal information of a staggering 147 million people! As the US Population was estimated to be 325 million in 2017, this represents almost half (45%) of the US!
A federal court is considering a proposed class action settlement, that, if approved by the Court, would resolve lawsuits brought by consumers after the data breach.
If your personal data was impacted by the brief, you may be eligible for a cash payment of $125. You may also be eligible for:
- free credit monitoring
- other cash payments depending on
- your time spent
- your losses
- cost of credit / identity monitoring services
- free identity restoration services for 7 years
It only takes 30 seconds to check your eligibility and see if your data was affected. The quick online search only requires 2 items (your last name and the last 6 digits of your Social Security number).
If you were affected, you can easily File a Claim online to request either:
- Free Credit Monitoring
- a $125 Cash Payment (either paid by check or prepaid card)
NOTE that this program is available to every person in your household who was affected — make sure to check the eligibility of each family member!!
The initial claims period deadline is 1/22/2020, so make sure to file a claim by the deadline in order to receive your settlement!
Note that Equifax denies any wrongdoing, and no judgment or finding of wrongdoing has been made.
As this affected over 147 million people, please share with friends, family, and associates so that they may also receive their Equifax settlement benefits!