Equifax Breach & Possible Pay Out
I learned about this a couple of days ago and thought that I would pass it on.
If you recall Equifax was hacked in 2017 and people's information including 147 million SSN's was compromised. I used the "Check Your Eligibility Tool" and was told that I was one of the 147 million.
If you can tie an identity theft and misuse of your information to loses, you can claim reimbursement of up to $20,000.
I have had my CC and Debit card number compromised 3 times each the past couple of years, but all the fraud was caught right away with no real loss to me. My information was compromised about 4 years ago when VA employee information was hacked and I have free monitoring due to this.
If you are identified by the tool as being compromised, you can at least pick one of two options.
1. 10 years of free credit and identify theft monitoring
2. $125 payment.
I did not have a problem providing the minimal personal information requested for the "Check Your Eligibility" tool.
Below is the Forbes link explaining and the "Check Your Eligibility" tool link.