You could be one of the estimated 147 million Americans entitled to a portion of nearly $425 million in compensation following Equifax’s huge 2017 data breach.
The credit reporting company has agreed to pay $700 million for claims tied to the hack that happened after Equifax botched a software update. To see if you are owed money, simply enter your last name and last six digits of your Social Security number in a website managed by the settlement administrator. If it says your personal information was compromised by the data theft, then you can file a claim.
You can make a claim for compensation and also upload any supporting documents online at https://www.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/.
Or you can send your claim by mail by downloading and printing a designated form, which can be filled out and sent with any supporting documents to:
Equifax Data Breach Settlement Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91318
Seattle, WA 98111-9418
The deadline to file a claim is January 22, 2020, and you won’t receive anything until the settlement administrator gets the go-ahead from a court, which would be January 23, 2020, at the earliest.