A little while ago one of the three big credit reporting agencies “EQUIFAX” had a massive data breach. The breach compromised 143 million people and there’s a great chance you’re one of them.
Based on that breach, Equifax was ordered to pay $700 million to people affected. If you think you were one of them, you need to file a claim and get your money.
I just checked my information and I’m on there. Since I also spent some time trying to remove stuff from my credit report I got some extra cash too.
Here’s what to do:
Go to eligibility.equifaxbreachsettlement.com and then enter your name and last six of your SSN. The website is totally legit, but if you don’t believe me, CLICK HERE for more info from CBS NEWS.
Fill out the info and see if you were affected. If you were, you’ll have a choice between $125 or ten years of free credit monitoring. If you had expenses incurred (like I did) you could be eligible for up to $20,000.
So…get on that! It’s free money.