147 million Equifax consumers had their personal information exposed in a 2017 data breach. And because of all that, the Federal Trade Commission and Equifax reached an agreement that will cost Equifax at least $575 million—and up to $700 million to compensate those affected by the breach of the Equifax servers.
Now, we know what you’re thinking: “Can I use that settlement cash to buy Riot Fest tickets?” The answer is yes, of course you can. Riot Fest tickets are the best way to spend that sweet, sweet Equifax settlement cash. What else are you going to do with it, pay your utilities? Get real.
To get begin submitting a claim, check if your information was exposed as part of the data breach. Then, if your personal information was part of the hack, gather documents and files that support your claim and show your expenses and losses related to the hack. Finally, submit your claim to be compensated for your losses and other expenses. You have until Jan. 22, 2020, to file.
Perhaps you throw in another $25 and grab a 3-day pass? Or maybe you get a few single-day passes for $49.98 a pop? Whatever you do, just don’t blow your Equifax cash on something stupid like groceries or a dumb pair of sneakers.