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Member Alert: Equifax Reimbursement!

8/6/2019

In September 2017, 147 million people had their personal information exposed due to a data breach at Equifax. Were you one of those people affected by this breach? If so, you might have a claim to a portion of the settlement deal agreed upon between Equifax and the Federal Trade Commission.

Those affected may be eligible for:

  • A Free Credit Monitoring and Identity Theft Protection Service – This will give you up to 10 years of free credit monitoring including:
    • At least 4 years of free monitoring of your credit report at all three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) and $1,000,000 of identity theft insurance.
    • Up to 6 more years of free monitoring of your Equifax credit report.
       
  • $125 Cash if you decide not to accept the free credit monitoring service, or already have a credit monitoring service in place.

If you paid expenses as a result of the breach due to any of the following, you could be entitled to cash payments (capped at $20,000 per person):

  • Fraud
  • Freezing your credit score
  • Payment of credit monitoring services
  • Fees paid to accountants, attorneys or other professionals related to your finances related to the breach

You can also get paid for the time you spent dealing with the breach. The settlement states that you can be compensated $25 per hour up to 20 hours.

To find out if you were one of the individuals whose information was exposed click here.

To file your claim, click here.



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