Up to 15M Californians eligible for restitution in Equifax data breach | Town Square | Mountain View Online |

Town Square

Post a New Topic

Up to 15M Californians eligible for restitution in Equifax data breach

Original post made on Jul 22, 2019

As many as 15 million Californians may be eligible for restitution in a nationwide settlement of lawsuits over a massive data breach by the Equifax credit bureau in 2017, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Monday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 22, 2019, 3:59 PM

Comments (6)

8 people like this
Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 22, 2019 at 4:40 pm

Oh boy I can't wait to get my share. Just maybe it will pay for half a cup of coffee.

4 people like this
Posted by Just the (equi)fax
a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 22, 2019 at 10:06 pm

You expect cash, Observer? I'm sure that the $3 you're entitled to will be spent for free credit monitoring from... Equifax!

2 people like this
Posted by Home bottle of wine
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2019 at 5:37 am

Really? Whiners don't bother to click on the link, clearly.

Thank you, mv voice for the public service in providing this!!!

Page 1: $125 up to $20,000, or yes, Equifax services.

There's more, including: "3. Free Identity Restoration Services: You are eligible for at least 7 years of free assisted identity restoration service"

Equifax management are jerks. Lawyers are often leaches. But fercrissakes, stop whining about half a cup of coffee.

I have no idea what a final payout will be, but.......

Misleading whining doesn't help the community. Please read it if you qualify.

Have a great morning!

2 people like this
Posted by Thad
a resident of another community
on Jul 23, 2019 at 6:19 am

Seems like entrapment ... they lose all our information then want us to pay them to help protect it?

This company should no longer be allowed to exist.

I never gave Equifax (or similar) permission to track every purchase and payment I've ever made. How did they get my social security number in the first place?

All the various state's attorney generals bragging about this is a slap in the face.

Like this comment
Posted by Details
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2019 at 3:03 pm

IF you already have credit monitoring and can prove it's active for the next 6 months, then you might be eligible for $150.00.
If you had you ID stolen you may be eligible of up to 20K.
If you do not have current credit monitoring, you get their service for free and no $

1 person likes this
Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Jul 23, 2019 at 5:33 pm

The individual pay out depends upon the number of verified claims. My experience with consumer class actions is that after several years, you will receive a very small fraction of what is initially stated. Many times, it is not worth the postage and copying fees.
As an example, there was a cruise line calling people then taking political polls. The calls took place several years ago. According to the court notices and statements, I should receive $750.00 due to the number of calls I could prove after diligently searching our old records. I even agreed to speak with a master. Now, as settlement approaches, all these years later, it looks more like $6.00 (not a typo) will be coming my way.
We will all probably be offered free credit monitoring for a year from Equifax.
Sad but true.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Get fact-based reporting on the COVID-19 crisis sent to your inbox daily.

The Nut House is back -- with a self-taught chef and Palo Alto native in the kitchen
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 7,359 views

Public statues: Up or down? But does the historical importance of the individuals represented matter?
By Diana Diamond | 41 comments | 4,219 views

Bay Area and Palo Alto RHNA
By Steve Levy | 16 comments | 2,433 views

Stay Together or End the Relationship? Independence or Interdependence?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,040 views