Class Eligibility

If you are a U.S. resident affected by the September 2017 Equifax data breach, you may be a Member of this Class Action Settlement.

Estimated Amount

Free credit monitoring,
or up to $125 in cash payment

Proof of Purchase

Yes

Claim Form

Click to File Your Equifax Breach Settlement

NOTE: If you were *not* one of the 147 million Americans affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach, do NOT file a claim. Remember that you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury which means facing up to five years in prison along with paying fines, if found guilty. If you’re not sure whether you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ascertain that you meet all standards (We, Class Action rebates, are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this suit; we are only a class actions newspaper).

Case Name

In re: Equifax Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation,
Case No.1:17-md-2800-TWT

United States District Court,
Northern District of Georgia

Case Summary

In September of 2017, Equifax disclosed that its systems had been breached by a criminal cyberattack. This attack gave the cybercriminals unlawful access to the personal information of around 147 million U.S. consumers, including people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases, the driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers, and/or other personal information. Plaintiffs claim that Equifax did not sufficiently protect such personal information and that Equifax delayed in disclosing the data breach.
Please visit the Settlement website’s FAQs page directly for details on your Eligibility and list of Potential Benefits of the Settlement.

Settlement Pool

$380,500,000.00

Settlement Website

Claims Deadline

01/22/2024
Mailed claims must be postmarked or received online no later than this date

Contact

Equifax Data Breach
Class Action Settlement Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91318
Seattle, WA 98111-9418
1-833-759-2982

IMPORTANT NOTE

To our Subscribers:
Please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the settlement/claims administrator of this case. We are only an online newspaper of various class action settlements involving U.S. companies.

Please check the Settlement Homepage and FAQs (linked above) for:
-your personal eligibility as a customer,
-any updates on the settlement,
-concerns about your change of address,
-or any questions related to payout amounts, schedules, distribution, and/or checks.
If you still have questions that cannot be answered by the Settlement Page FAQs, please contact the Settlement Administrator directly. The details are provided above. Just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

27 responses to “Equifax Data Breach Class Action Settlement”

  1. George says:

    Where do I begin on this one? First of all, the data that was stolen has yet to show up on the darkweb. Secondly, there is no evidence that anyone has been a victim due to the data breach. The latest intelligence suggest the data was stolen by some party in China under the employ of the Chinese military.

    Only 31 million was set aside for the cash in leu of monitoring. A significant portion of the 147 million alleged victims requested cash in lieu of monitoring, so you can forget the (was it $125). Last I read the estimated pay out will be only $19 per claimant. The deadline for said claims has passed.

    If you are seeking an extended claim, well, you better have some documentation to show or you are out of luck. Do not even try to claim you spent 100 hours, and $2,000 trying to fix the theft of your identity. That goes double for those of you that put your name, birthdate, and everything up on facebook (you know the theft of your identity was your own fault).

    • JT says:

      And I’m sure all of those people who filed for the cash payment already had credit monitoring/identity protection services when they made the claim (which was a requirement if filing for the cash payment). Yeah right, lol.

      • jtom says:

        What is your definition of credit monitoring? My credit card company notifies me via email whenever my FICA score changes. I can log into the site, and it will tell me exactly why the score changed. That’s credit monitoring in my book, and it’s provided free to all of their card holders.

  2. Kim Magyar says:

    I’m interested

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hello. Please visit the Settlement website’s FAQs page directly for details on your Eligibility and list of Potential Benefits of the Settlement.

  3. Bruce Walters says:

    my credit was hacked, and I had items on my credit that i had no knowledge of

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Sorry to hear that. If you’re not sure whether you qualify for this settlement, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ascertain that you meet all standards. The links are above. Just scroll up. Best of luck.

    • George says:

      The info stolen from Equifax has not shown up anywhere. The “hack” (as you put it) against your info was more likely the result of phishing or someone taking advantage of whatever you posted on facebook. I strongly suggest you minimize your exposure, before just assuming Equifax had anything to do with it.

  4. Tyler says:

    Yes my personal information was compromised through this I would like a payment how do I go about claiming?

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hi Tyler, The details, settlement homepage and claim links are provided above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

  5. George Consumer says:

    It took me over two years to convince the administrator (JND) to remove my name from the class member list. That was only after they added my name to the list of “excluded” members that was filed with the court and is now part of the public record. I wrote the judge demanding removal. These stupid cases are nothing but further violations of my privacy. They exist to enrich the lawyers.

  6. George Consumer says:

    The online “tool” used to verify eligibility at eligibility.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/en/Eligibility (IP: 52.254.63.132), is owned by Equifax and hosted by a third party. I cannot reach anyone at Equifax about getting my name and SSN removed from the server. I have sent messages to their privacy contact three times, and they refuse to respond. How can I reach someone to get my info removed from that risky internet facing server?

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Sorry to hear of your troubles. I’m afraid there’s no other contact detail provided (to our knowledge) apart from the ones already on this page. Just keep trying to reach them at the email address, number and/or mailing address provided: https://contactus.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/en/contact. Best of luck.

      • George Consumer says:

        Unfortunately, the server is not owned, or maintained by the settlement administrator (JNDLA). The contact info is for them and not for Equifax. Calling the Equifax main number puts me in contact with a rep in India who knows nothing. I have sent a message to the Equifax privacy “contact us” portal. They do not answer. They are living under the assumption that they can do anything they please with my details as though they own them.

  7. George Consumer says:

    I think the consumers do not realize that there will never be a $125 payout. Equifax only set aside 21 cents per class member. Typically claim rates are much less than 1%, so the amount was expected to be more than enough.

  8. Phred says:

    How a company responds to a data breach ultimately determines the outcome. Equifax did a terrible job. Executives sold their positions before the announcement (they should be in prison). The head of security was a music major and completely unqualified to handle the job. Decisions were made by people holding MBA, rather than computer science degrees. Equifax then placed all our names and social security numbers on a sever running a “tool” that allows the consumer to check to see if his or her data was impacted. It has long been known that the first 3, and sometimes 5 digits of your SSN can be derived from your birth date, and city of birth.
    Now anyone who knows your last name, rough place of birth, and date, can leach data from the “tool” and learn your SSN. All they have to do is try all possible last four digit combinations until they get the right response. The server does not block repeated attempts. Any good hack can write a script that will determine your SSN using the tool in about 48 hours or so. Is that not dandy?

    I have made every attempt to let Equifax know. I have even made a complaint to the BBB.

  9. George Consumer says:

    I take a strong stance against class action cases because they violate my privacy for the purpose of enriching the law firms, and cannot possibly net me more than a petty sum (anything less than, say $10,000 is not worth the risk created by the transfer of my personal contact details between the defendant, the law firm, and the class administrator). I am very careful who is allowed access to my details because I have been a victim of identity theft.

    I recently realized that the case was filed on October 3, 2017. This case only applies to US residents. I was NOT a US resident at that time. I have tried to get my point across to the administrator (JNDLA). JNDLA maintains the web site and they are very stubborn when it comes to unconditional removal.

  10. George says:

    Today is 16 Aug 2021. There are unconfirmed reports of $8.38 payments being distributed.

  11. Phredog says:

    There are dozens of unconfirmed reports of Paypal payments ($79.31).

    I am truly surprised that the payout is that high. Being that only 22 cents per class member was set aside. A payout of almost $80 means only about .3% filed claims.

    • George says:

      I am pretty sure Illinois had its own lawsuit. I think the $80 only applies to people who lived there at the time. The rest of the USA is part of a different (larger) lawsuit, and will likely see a settlement of much less than $80.

  12. STEPHEN PROVDA says:

    I WILL MOST LIIKELY SEE 2CENTS OUT OF THIS.

    • George says:

      Some settlements do not pay anything if the amount is less than $5. I did not bother to read the “fine print” on this one, so I do not know.

      It has been estimated that the $125 payout will be around $7.

  13. Bekka Consumer says:

    I’ve had a claim filed in this CAL since July of 2019. So I’m wondering WHEN it will be that the time period for claims will end on this action?

    On another note, sounds like George/George Consumer might be the CEO of Equifax! LOL!

  14. Mark says:

    If it is determined that I am not a qualified class member, why do they not allow me to be purged from the list? I prefer that my info not be kept by the class administrator because doing so creates additional risk of compromise.

    The settlement agreement clearly states “If you are a U.S. resident affected by the September 2017 Equifax data breach, you may be a Member of this Class Action Settlement.”

    Fine, but from 2010 to 2018 I was not a US resident. I cannot make a claim, so they do not need my contact details.

    Do they listen to me? Nope! What can I do?

    • George says:

      Same here. It happens all the time. My name has appeared on dozens of cases against parties that I never did business with.

      I have figured out that the fastest way to get your name off the list is to contact the law-firm for the plaintiffs (the class members). Tell them that you want a $10,000 payment by bitcoin or PayPal, or you will file an objection and appeal it as many times as you can. They do not want the case delayed, because that means they have to wait to get their multi-million dollar payday. No they will never pay you the bribe. In fact, they will not take it all that seriously. They will just consider you “hostile”. All they will want to do is be done with you as quickly as possible. The simplest, and fastest way to be done with you is to make sure your name is purged from the case, so that they never hear from you again. It works every time!

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