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Equifax Data Breach Class Action Settlement; Are You Eligible?

Equifax Data Breach Settlement Alert!

It was September 2017th when Equifax confirmed that a data breach compromised the personal information of 147 million people leading to the Equifax Data Breach Settlement. After facing a lawsuit (referred to herein as the Equifax Data Breach Class Action), the company concurred to a global settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and 50 U.S. states and territories. The settlement reached up to $425 million to assist people whose privacy was compromised. If you are one of the many who suffered from the Equifax Data Breach, claim your cut today!

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The deadline for the Equifax settlement was last January 22, 2020. If you’re one of these victims and have suffered identity theft or fraud related to the breach, you can still file a claim for expenses you incur between January 23, 2020, and January 22, 2024.

The expenses you’re entitled to claim are as follows:

  • Losses from unauthorized charges to your accounts
  • Professional fees you shouldered (i.e., accountants or attorneys) to recover from identity theft. 
  • Miscellaneous expenses you paid while dealing with identity theft (i.e., notary fees, document shipping fees, postage, mileage, and phone charges.)

Furthermore, if you are eligible for the class action lawsuit, you can file a claim for the hours you spent recovering from the stress of identity theft or fraud between January 23, 2020, and January 22, 2024. You can get paid up to $25 per hour for up to 20 hours. 

What Else Can You Get From This Settlement?

If you didn’t file a claim, you can get help in recovering from Identity Theft. As a victim of the Equifax Data Breach Lawsuit, you will get free identity restoration services if you discover misuse of your personal information.

If you’re affected by the Equifax Data Breach Class Action Settlement, we’d love to hear from you.

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Editor’s note on the Equifax Data Breach Class Action Settlement:

This piece is created to inform the victims about the Equifax Data Breach Class Action Settlement. If you believe that you are eligible to be a member of the class of consumers described in the class action, you may be entitled to receive any compensation the court may award.

We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join in on any potential consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.

Similarly, please check out our current list of Class Actions and Class Action Investigations, here.

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