Equifax breach: Find out if you can claim part of the $700 million
The Federal Trade Commission which negotiated the settlement said Equifax failed to adequately protect its database which resulted in one hundred and forty seven million consumers having their data exposed to the hackers.
That's like half the U.S population.
To find out if you were a victim, go to the official website, which is eligibility.equifaxbreachsettlement.com.
There you'll want to enter your last name, the last six digits of your Social Security Number, and that's how you'll find out if you were part of the breach.
No, I'm on the list!
You can now file a claim.
To support your claim, you want to make sure you have all the documents together to show the money you lost or what you have spent to help recover from the breach.
You can file different claims to cover the different expenses you have For example, if you did set up for a credit report you get back 125 bucks.
If you got hacked, you can compensation back for that.
Also for fraud and identity theft, you can compensated for that too.
You know, even if you weren't part of the hack, you can still take part of the settlement starting in 2020.
You can sign up to get six credit reports a year for seven years.
You wanna make sure you sign up on the website to get notified when the free credit reports become available in 2020.
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