The claim forms stem from a $15 million FTC settlement with ChoicePoint over allegations the data broker's security and record-handling procedures violated consumers' privacy rights and federal laws.
Last year,when the company inadvertently sold the data to identity thieves. In January, ChoicePoint reached a settlement with the FTC, in which it would pay $10 million in civil penalties and $5 million for consumer redress.
Although the FTC is mailing out reimbursement claims to consumers who believe they have suffered out-of-pocket expenses in connection with the ChoicePoint debacle, it is also providing claim forms that can be downloaded.
The deadline for submitting claim forms is February 4.