In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. The company has agreed to a global settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and 50 U.S. states and territories. The settlement includes up to $425 million to help people affected by the data breach. 

What does this mean for you?

Consumers impacted by this data breach are eligible to receive free credit monitoring and may also be eligible for cash payments for time spent and out-of-pocket losses as a result of the breach.  
Find out if your information was impacted by the breach, get details, and file a claim at the Equifax Data Breach Settlement website.

Additional Resources

Equifax Breach & Claims Process
Get details about the FTC's enforcement action against Equifax, details about the claim process, and more at the Federal Trade Commission website.
Credit Freeze FAQ's
Find out if a credit freeze is right for you with this helpful information from the Federal Trade Commission.
Annual Credit Report
You are entitled to one free credit report each 12 months from each of the three major credit reporting companies. Get yours at