Were You Affected by Equifax’s Identity Theft? Apply for Reimbursement by 1/22/20

Were You Affected by Equifax’s Identity Theft? Apply for Reimbursement by 1/22/20

Were you affected by Equifax’s data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people in 2017? If so, you may be able to receive up to 10 years of free credit monitoring; cash payment (capped at $20,000 per person) for expenses incurred as a result of the breach; assistance recovering from identity theft; and six free credit reports from Equifax. This announcement comes as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state Attorneys General reported a settlement with Equifax regarding its 2017 data breach. The data breach exposed consumers’ names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some instances, driver’s license numbers. The final settlement includes a restitution fund of $425 million to help people affected by the data breach.

 

Our partners at the National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER) produced a tip sheet that explains how consumers affected by the data breach can receive the reimbursement mentioned above. All applications are due no later than January 22, 2020.

 

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Karen Fletcher
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