March 31 – Payments for Hoosiers harmed by Equifax data breach are coming – FW Business


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The Attorney General's office is preparing to distribute payments to 236,616 current and former Indiana residents who filed eligible claims for restitution after the massive 2017 Equifax data breach.

Each person who filed an eligible claim for restitution at will receive approximately $79. The Office will begin distributing digital and check payments March 31. Claimants will receive their money in the manner they requested at the time of their claim.

The Office of the Attorney General sued Equifax – one of the world’s largest credit-reporting bureaus – in May 2019, two years after the company suffered a data breach that impacted approximately 147 million Americans, including roughly 3.9 million Hoosiers. Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, driver’s license numbers and credit card information were compromised in the data breach.

Last year, the Office announced that Indiana would receive $19.5 million under a settlement with Equifax.

For more information about Indiana’s settlement with Equifax and answers to frequently asked questions, visit

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