Equifax Breach Settlement

147 million Americans had their personal information exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Equifax has agreed to pay at least $575 million in penalties, fees, and compensation to victims. Those impacted are eligible to receive $125 to cover credit monitoring or are able to receive 10 years of free credit monitoring. Additionally, those impacted are able to receive up to $20,000 to cover any money that was lost due to the breach.

To file a claim, one must first determine if they were impacted by the breach. You can determine if your personal data was affected by clicking here.

For those individuals who were impacted by the breach, you can click here to file a claim. Remember, your claim must be filed by January 20, 2020.

For more information on this process, visit ftc.gov/equifax. For specific questions regarding the settlement, you can email equifax@ftc.gov.

I hope you will find this information useful. As always, it remains an honor to represent you and your family in the House of Delegates.


Kirk Cox