Time is Running Out for Hoosiers to File Equifax Restitution Claims
By: Sheila McCrea -
Thursday, November 19, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS - Time is running out for Hoosiers to file a claim for a restitution payment related to the Equifax data breach of 2017.
The Indiana Attorney General's Office on Wednesday said residents have until December 16th to file a claim to receive a portion of the $19.5 million Equifax paid the state of Indiana.
The breach happened between May 2017 and July 2017.
The credit-monitoring company said at the time that "criminals" exploited a U.S. website application to access files, a high-tech heist that exposed sensitive information like Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver's license numbers.
The breach left 147.9 million Americans, including 3.9 million Hoosiers, compromised.
Afterward, the state of Indiana sued Equifax. The state was able to secure a settlement of $19.5 million.
The attorney general's office said all the nearly 4 million Indiana residents impacted by the data breach are eligible for a portion of that money.
Hoosiers should visit IndianaEquifaxClaims.com and enter the required information to file a claim.
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