If you have requested money from Equifax for the leakage of your personal data, you must provide more information before 15 October. The Equifax settlement manager sent an e-mail with details during the weekend. It asks consumers to confirm that they have actually applied for credit control, which is a condition for applying for the money. If they cannot, they can change their claim and request free credit monitoring. Otherwise the claim will be rejected.
Equifax settled a maximum of $ 700 million with the Federal Trade Commission in July and reserved $ 31 million for consumers affected by the infringement. Consumers can request four years of monitoring or a $ 125 check. But since the total payout was set, the FTC quickly warned that people would receive much less money. This weekend's e-mail echoes that fact and warns recipients that they are & # 39; a small percentage & # 39; from that first claim.
Like humans do still want the money, they have to mention the credit monitoring service they used when they asked for a check. This can be done via the official place of business or via mail. The request is basically just asking people to offer more details about something that they already claimed to be true, but it will probably also effectively remove the large number of people who will receive payouts.