Hoosiers urged to file claims in 2017 Equifax data breach

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TheStatehouseFile.com

INDIANAPOLIS—Hoosiers whose personal information was compromised in the 2017 Equifax data have until Dec. 16 to file a claim for a restitution payment at IndianaEquifaxClaims.com.

Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Hoosiers are eligible to recoup some money from the data breach that affected 147 million people, including 3.7 million from Indiana. 

The data breach took place from May 2017 to July 2017, leaking personal information that included Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, driver’s license numbers and credit card information. Hill filed a lawsuit against the corporation and won a pay out of $19.5 million for citizens of Indiana.

In 2019, multiple states shared a $175 million settlement, but Indiana didn’t participate. Indiana was one of the two states that did not participate and, in turn, received more money than any state who participated in the settlement. 

Hill urges Hoosiers who were Indiana residents from May 2017 to July 2017 to file their claims as soon as possible. Claimants will have the option to select whether you would like your payment electronically or in the form of a paper check.

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