Friday, July 26, 2019 / by Monique 'Moey' Nichols
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, www.equifaxbreachsettlement.com, 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.
Filing a claim
There are two ways to file a claim. You can file online at www.equifaxbreachsettlement.com or by mail. If by mail ...