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File by December 16 to get money from Indiana Equifax settlement

$19.5M available to Hoosiers
Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 18:00:26-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is urging Hoosiers to apply for a chunk of the state’s $19.5 million settlement as a result of the 2017 Equifax data breach.

The last day for Hoosiers to file claims is December 16, but Attorney General Curtis Hill said Hoosiers should file their claims as soon as possible.

“Anyone who was a resident between March and July of 2017 we would encourage them to apply,” Curtis Hill told WRTV. “They may or may not have been impacted, so once people apply our office will check records to see if they would qualify for recovery at that point.”

Visit and file a claim for a restitution payment.

“This is the largest settlement of any state, and we set aside that $19.5 million dollar settlement so that millions of Hoosiers that may have been impacted could apply for a return on that,” Hill said.

The breach compromised Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers and credit card information.

All the nearly 4 million Indiana residents impacted by the data breach are eligible for a portion of the $19.5 million Equifax paid the state of Indiana.

“We structured our settlement with Equifax so that we could give Hoosiers the opportunity to claim money they may have lost due to Equifax’s failure to protect personal information,” Hill said. “That money is just waiting to be claimed.”