Equifax Agrees to Pay Up for Data Breach
But it may not be as good as it seems.
July 29, 2019
In 2017, Equifax had a major data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. If you're like a lot of people, you probably had no idea that this happened, and if you're like even more people, you had no idea that you were 1 of the 147 million.
Well, it's time to get what's rightfully yours. As part of the settlement, Equifax agreed to pay out $700 million – with $425 million going out to people who had their information exposed. If you qualify, you can either receive:
6 years of free credit report monitoring from Equifax
$125 in a cash payment by either check or Visa card
Equifax also allows you to claim $25/hour you spent recovering from the breach. You can claim up to 10 hours with no documentation required, so take that how you wanna (🌚).
You can check to see if you qualify for the settlement here. If you do qualify, file your claim and collect your free credit reporting or coins today!