Equifax data breach settlement: are you eligible for benefits?
In 2017, over 143 million Americans’ personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies. Hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and addresses. They also stole credit card numbers from about 209,000 people. For more information, see the Elder Rights Center’s 2017 article about the Equifax data breach.
Now, Equifax has agreed to spend up to $425 million to help people who had their personal information exposed in the 2017 data breach.
If you were affected by the breach, you may qualify for a cash payment, free credit monitoring, or another benefit.
Click here to learn more about the Equifax settlement and find out what benefits are available if you were affected.
The claim process is not yet open, but you can sign up to get email updates from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC will contact you when you are able to make a claim.