Important Service Disruption:
Due to the large data breach experienced in 2017 Equifax is now offering to compensate victims for a cash settlement or free credit reporting. In order to submit a claim, you must first check that your information was exposed and then choose credit monitoring or a cash settlement. If you choose the cash settlement you must be able to prove that you already have credit monitoring.
To apply for the settlement and/or check if your information was exposed in the breach please make sure to visit the legitimate Federal Trade Commission (FTC) site at: https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/equifax-data-breach-settlement and https://eligibility.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/en/eligibility. Fake sites have been popping up that could further compromise your confidential information. You will need to provide your last name and last 6 digits of your social security number to check eligibility.
For any additional questions please reach out to the FTC directly at 833-759-2982.