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Equifax Inc. is a consumer credit reporting agency. Equifax collects and aggregates information on over 800 million individual consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs over 10,000 employees worldwide.


New steps added to get cash from Equifax settlement, but you only have to Oct. 15

If you were among the first to file a claim for the Equifax data breach settlement and were hoping for cash, new steps have been added to the process.
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Don't blow this deadline if you want that $125 Equifax cash

Consumers who filed to get a cash payment for 2017 data leak must now prove they've enrolled for credit monitoring
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Videos for Equifax

The Three Biggest Hacks Affecting Americans Today [Video]The Three Biggest Hacks Affecting Americans Today

Americans are reminded almost daily of just how fragile the internet-based financial and commercial infrastructure is. Some data breaches have important political significance. Others represent new..

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The Two Free Ways To Protect Your Credit After Capital One's Massive Data Breach [Video]The Two Free Ways To Protect Your Credit After Capital One's Massive Data Breach

Capital One was hit with a data breach in late March, affecting an estimated 100 million US users. The breach compromised approximately 140,000 customers' Social Security numbers and 80,000 linked bank..

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Not just Capital One, Equifax: Data breaches at schools, with your family's data at risk

"There’s not really a good defense against it." More than 100 American school districts reported cyber attacks in 2018, likely a major under-count.
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Equifax breach settlement: You're not getting that $125. Here's why.

Equifax is warning consumers that it can't pay the full $125 to those who filed a claim instead of taking the free credit monitoring.
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Equifax data breach settlement: Why you won’t get $125

The massive 2017 data breach at credit bureau Equifax doesn't guarantee you $125 compensation. You may be targeted by scammers instead.
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That $125 payment from Equifax? Don't count on it

The settlement payment comes with major strings, including one that could lower final payouts to just 21 cents per person
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Equifax settlement claims: The FTC says watch out for fake websites trying to scam you

Following the Equifax data breach, you can submit a claim to cover the cost of protecting yourself from identity theft, but be wary of scammers.
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Equifax data breach settlement: How to file a claim for $125 or free credit reporting

Equifax has set up a website and is now accepting claims for its 2017 data breach. The deadline to file a claim is Jan. 22, 2020.
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How to figure out if Equifax owes you money for data hack

Determining if you're among the 147 million Americans entitled to compensation for 2017 breach takes only seconds
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Equifax paying ex-CEO nearly $20 million in bonuses

Company's $700 million settlement over consumer-data hack didn't stop its former CEO from receiving massive payday
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How to claim your share of $700 million Equifax settlement

Victims who can show they were harmed by data breach are eligible for up to $20,000 cash under company's deal with FTC
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Massive Equifax payout: Are you eligible for compensation?

After a huge data breach in 2017, credit monitoring agency Equifax agreed to pay out $700 million, up to $425 million of which would establish a fund to compensate consumers. About 147 million people,..
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Your Tuesday Briefing

Puerto Rico, U.K., Equifax: Here’s what you need to know.
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Equifax to pay up to $700 million for 2017 data breach

If the settlement is approved, victims who had their data stolen can receive cash payments of up to $20,000 from the credit bureau.
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Equifax settlement 2019: How to protect yourself beyond a credit freeze

Putting a deep freeze on your three major credit reports is a good way to block fraudsters from opening loans in your name. But it’s incomplete.
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Equifax will pay $700 million to settle data breach lawsuits, including up to $20,000 each for consumers

Consumers may be eligible for up to $20,000 in cash payments, as well as up to 10 years of free credit monitoring
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Equifax could pay $700 million to settle with FTC over 2017 data breach, report says

The 2017 Equifax data breach was one of the nation's largest breaches. Now it appears that Equifax could be close to settling with the FTC and states.
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Mistakes on your credit report could cost you thousands: How to fix them

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau database that went public after the Equifax data breach in 2017 logged 257,000 consumer complaints in 2018.
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Credit bureaus draw the most consumer complaints to the CFPB

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are the top culprits, but Americans can't just stop doing business with them
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The least-loved financial product? Credit reports

Credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion drew the most complaints last year, an analysis of federal data shows.
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Former Equifax executive pleads guilty to insider trading tied to massive 2017 data breach

Jun Ying, former chief information officer of Equifax’s U.S. Information Solutions, entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Atlanta.
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Lawmaker to Equifax CEO: Want to share your Social Security number?

Reps. Katie Porter and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez take aim at credit reporting agency over data privacy holes
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Here's what to do if your free Equifax credit lock expired

So remember that gigantic Equifax data breach in 2017? And how consumer credit reporting agencies were trying to get everyone to lock or freeze their credit reports to stop the problem from..
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