The Federal Trade Commission recently announced there has been a settlement reached for those affected by the Equifax security breach in September 2017. The breach, one of the largest in US history, affected 147-150 million people. The FTC has set up a website for those who have been affected and would like to file a claim. Filing a claim gives you the opportunity to receive up to ten years of free identity theft protection and reimbursement for various expenses incurred as a result of the breach. Those who do not wish to file a claim can still receive free identity restoration help for up to seven years, and, beginning in 2020, up to six credit reports per year from Equifax. You can file a claim at https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/equifax-data-breach-settlement.
Those who are not sure if they were impacted may check at https://eligibility.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/en/eligibility. Consumers have until January 22, 2020 to file a claim.
Your privacy is important to us. If you have questions or concerns about your financial information’s security, do not hesitate to call or stop by your local Banner Capital Bank branch.
-Angie Gardner | Guernsey Branch | Posted September 3, 2019