Victims of the Equifax 2017 data breach (around 140 million people) were originally told they could receive $125 settlement if they chose that option over free credit monitoring. When too many victims actually signed up for the cash option, Equifax rolled back the promised settlement amount, urging people to take the credit monitoring or risk “much lower than anticipated settlements.”
Well, here they go again.
If you filed a claim for the $125 settlement option, Equifax now wants you to amend your settlement to include the name of the credit monitoring company you will use for at least the next six months, otherwise your claim will be denied. You have until October 15th to provide the information. I am told some people received emails regarding this new wrinkle in the process- I did not, but I still urge you to amend your claim to be on the safe side.