- September 28, 2021
- Posted by: Sushil Kumar
- Category: Technology
If you are among the 147 million people who were affected by breach in the security system in the United States by the Equifax hack you have the right to be compensated, and we are going to tell you how to make that happen.
Data such as names, dates of birth, driving license’s numbers, Social Security Numbers and addresses were exposed during this company hack in 2017. This situation led Equifax to convey an agreement with the Federal Commerce Commission, the Financial Protection Office and 50 states and territories in the U.S. that might include up to $425 million dollars to repair damages to victims. If you are part of these mentioned group you can make your claim through this website: www.equifaxbreachsettlement.com and must do it before January 22nd, 2020, last valid date to make all claims. Nonetheless, it is important for you to keep in mind that the administrator will not be given any benefits until the case is properly reviewed by the court, and these results may come to you after January 23rd, 2020, after all claims are received.
Affected parties may receive the following benefits:
1. The company will handle all credit supervision and protection against identity theft, these services will be given for free and includes at least four years of supervision of your reports at all three credit offices (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), a $1,000,000 insurance policy against identity theft and up to six more years of free report supervision on Equifax, so this benefit could extend for up to ten years.
2. If you were underage at May 2017, you could have access to an eighteen years’ free credit report supervision.
3. If, because of the breach, you were forced to make honorary payments to professionals such as lawyers and accountants, or paid notary costs, shipping for documentation for frozen or to unfroze credit reports, credit report supervision, etc. you can make the claim. (limit 20,000$ per person). For the reimbursement of your money you could ask for a check or inform that you would rather receive these money on your debit card once the court rules in your favor.
4. You can also make claims for the time spent doing procedures and processes, although you must deliver details of the actions you performed and show proof that demonstrates they made improper use of your information.
In case you have been affected you can communicate to the administrator of the agreement at the line 1-833-759-2982, where you will be explained how can you access for free to the identity restauration services.
How to get Free Credit Reports?
If you are a United States citizen you could access 6 credit reports every year for seven years, but this will take place after January 2020 through the Equifax website.
Remember to register your email to receive updates and reminders at the beginning of the mentioned year. Additionally, you will get an activation code with instructions. You can choose to receive this code via email, or in your home’s mailbox when you present your claim.
Is it true that you can apply for 125.00 USD instead of receiving Free Credit Scores?
You can, but keep in mind that the full amount for these alternative reimbursements is $31 million, which will imply that every person soliciting this amount will get a very small amount of money. For this reason, it is recommended to apply for the free credit reports.
If you already presented your claim and filed the $125.00 petition but you want to change your call you can! As an answer to your query you will get a confirmation email, replying to that email you can ask for the change.
For more information go to www.equifaxbreachsettlement.com or call 1-8330759-2982