You probably recall Equifax’s massive scale data breach in 2017. As many as 147 million Americans’ personal information, including their Social Security numbers, were exposed to cyber criminals and potential identity theft.
Following the breach, Equifax failed to alert consumers their data was vulnerable. Breach victims had no idea their information was exposed for several months, so they didn’t know to take protective measures to prevent identity theft.
Two years later, the Federal Trade Commission has ordered Equifax to pay as much as a $700 million settlement to those affected by the data breach.
With 147 million Americans affected, YOU have most likely had your personal information exposed in the breach.
By visiting the official Equifax settlement claims website, you can check to confirm that you are one of those affected by the breach and quickly file a claim to be included in the settlement.
We suggest that if you’re affected, you file a claim right away and keep a close eye on your credit report for any suspicious activity in the future.