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Equifax data breach settlement: How to file a claim for $125 or free credit reporting

USAToday: “If you were affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach, you can now file a claim for a piece of the settlement. The credit-reporting company has agreed to pay between $575 million and $700 million to settle state and federal investigations related to a massive security incident that exposed the personal information of more than 147 million Americans two years ago. The settlement, which was announced Monday and is considered the largest ever for a data breach, has preliminary court approval. The official settlement website,, has been posted and is accepting claims.  To confirm you’re eligible to file a claim, enter your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number on the site or call the Settlement Administrator at 1-833-759-2982…”

  • After providing your last name and last six digits of you social security number – bingo – [Based on the information you provided, our records indicate your personal information was impacted by this incident.] For more information, visit the FAQ page. [Just saying – the breach occurred 2 years ago and $125 in no way compensates anyone for the permanent loss of critical “personal data.”]

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