How to Claim Your Equifax Breach Settlement
- Claiming the settlement online is the easiest way to go
- The settlement is also accepting claim forms by mail
- You can contact the administrator with questions
- There’s also a set of Frequently Asked Questions
When a data breach affects as many consumers as did the Equifax Breach, the resulting lawsuit settlement is sure to be HUGE. Like, $380,500,000 huge. If you’re one of the many impacted by the breach, you can claim your settlement online. In order to do so, simply navigate to the filing page and click the File a Claim Today tab. Once you’ve click the tab, select the online filing option to proceed with your claim.
Important Information on the Equifax Breach Settlement
- The settlement provides free credit monitoring service to those impacted
- If you already have credit monitoring you can claim a payment of $125.oo
- The deadline to file for credit monitoring or $125.00 is January 22nd, 2020
- The settlement provides at least 7 years of free identity restoration service
- Some may be eligible for up to an additional $20,000 in compensation
In order to be eligible for the additional $20,000 you must have suffered out of pocket losses, spent time correcting fraudulent activity, or spent money on credit monitoring service the year before the breach. Please note January 22nd, 2020 is also the filing deadline for these claims. However, if your claiming future losses you’ll have until January 22nd, 2024 to do so.
More to Keep in Mind About the Equifax Breach Settlement
- If you plan on opting out you’ll need to do so by November 19th, 2o19
- The amount of folks impacted by the breach is approximately 147 MILLION
- You’ll need to certify you have credit monitoring service to get the $125.00
- The settlement’s Fairness Hearing will be on December 19th, 2019
By the way, you can also file your claim through the mail. In order to do so, you must print out a claim form and send it directly to the Settlement Administrator (after filling it out, of course). In addition to taking claims, the Settlement Administrator can also help with any questions you may have about the settlement. However, you may be able to save yourself a phone call by looking through the FAQs posted at the filing page and within your notice.
Equifax Breach Settlement Administrator
- PO Box 91318, Seattle, WA 98111-9418
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