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[Free Money] Equifax Data Breach Settlement

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by ima_drummer2k, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. ima_drummer2k

    ima_drummer2k Contributing Member

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    Find out if you were affected here:

    https://eligibility.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/en/eligibility

    If you were, you can chose between free credit report monitoring for 6 months (yeah, no), or $125 cash (yes please). More if you were actually affected, as opposed to just your info being part of the breach.

    I wasn't, but my wife was. I chose the $125. Not payable until January 2020, but still...

    This is legit, I checked on the FTC website. See link below:

    https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/equifax-data-breach-settlement
     
  2. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
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    Awesome! Stick it to the man.
     
  3. Surfguy

    Surfguy Contributing Member

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    I thought it said free credit monitoring for 10 years or $125?
     
  4. TheRealist137

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    Thanks I got qualified, but what if I move before Jan 2020? Where does it say that it will take 6 months to pay?
     
  5. ima_drummer2k

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    That part, along with all the details, is on the 2nd link in my OP. The FTC site.

    Oops, you're right. I didn't pay much attention to that part, since I opted for the cash. I already have credit monitoring.
     
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  6. PhiSlammaJamma

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    I am sticking it to the man. I actually don't know why I am on their list since I never used Equifax to my knowledge, but they said I'm in. So I'm sending in the clowns.
     
  7. Surfguy

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    It seems to me that ten years of free credit monitoring service is a way better deal than taking $125. Why wouldn't you just discontinue paying for your own credit monitoring service and switch to a free ten years of it? I don't get it. How much money are you going to be out for your own 10 years of credit monitoring?
     
  8. tmoney1101

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    Does blocking robot calls count as time spent?

    It says the Experian credit monitoring service is for 4 years but Experian offers 3 tiers of monitoring. Premium 20/mo, regular 5/mo, and free. I’d take it for the premium but not the others. Did anyone read which one they’re offering?
     
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  9. Roscoe Arbuckle

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    I'm eligible, but what in the hell did you input into the details and time spent?
     
  10. RKREBORN

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    Why are people happy about $125? I'm pissed off that my data was leaked
     
  11. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong

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    $125 is a joke.

    6 years of credit monitoring sounds nice, but credit monitoring is becoming such a common commodity included with so many products and services now it hardly seems worth it.

    This sucks. I was affected. I'm pissed.
     
  12. The Hunted

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    How do I know this thread isn't part of the scam?
     
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  13. Torn n Frayed

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    GTFOH...
     
  14. Asian Sensation

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    Enter the last 6 digits of SSN for $125? Maybe?
    Yeah, no.
     
  15. Roscoe Arbuckle

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    Because it goes into details as to why you deserve this. I'm still waiting on IMA's answer.
     
  16. Andre0087

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    $125 bucks? Man that ain't ****, I wonder how much the lawyers are getting.
     
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  17. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    So my option is free credit monitoring from the same a-holes that screwed me in the first place? WTF?
     
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  18. Ziggy

    Ziggy SPECIAL MASTER
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    In before the info yall use to claim money leaks.
     
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  19. arkoe

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    The info that you give them just to check is the info that was stolen.
     
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  20. tmoney1101

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    Experian’s is much better and much more accurate than any other free service.

    The first 4 years is through Experian not Equifax.
     

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