Alex Ahlstrom
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1/2 of Americans Eligible for a $125 Claim Against Equifax after Data Hack

If you were one of the 147 million people affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach, you can now check if you are eligible to file a claim online for $125, or more if you have personal damages from the attack. In total Equifax has agreed to pay at least $575 million, and up to $700 million in compensation to the victims. As you can see from the math, that isn’t enough for everyone to get $125, but not everyone is expected to file either.

This is definitely something to check out. I personally filed a claim, it took less than 5 minutes and ended with me choosing a $125 check or credit gift card. There is also an option of taking credit monitoring service for 6 months, but that is already provided for free from many websites, so the $125 is a clear choice here.

You can check out the .gov press release here – if you aren’t sure if this is real or safe, there is no way that someone hacked the Federal Trade Commission site to post a link to this, so here is proof that the compensation is real https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/equifax-data-breach-settlement

or go straight to the eligibility checker here https://eligibility.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/en/eligibility

Once you are on the eligibility checker website, you can enter your last name and last 6 digits of your social security number. If you are part of the 1/2 of Americans affected, you will see the following

Then you will be given several methods to file a claim

After, choosing to file online, type in your mailing information, no social security number, and take your place in line for $125. Good luck!

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