Moylan Warns Residents about Equifax Data Breach, Provides them with Breach Settlement Information

07/29/2019
DES PLAINES, Ill. – Concerned about the financial integrity of consumers in the 55th district, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is warning residents about misinformation surrounding the Equifax data breach that occurred in 2017 and providing information for those effected by the data breach to file a claim.

“The pure size of this data breach is alarming, and I encourage every resident to check to see if they were affected,” said Moylan. “Over 5 million Illinois residents were impacted by the data breach and they now have the opportunity to file claims and receive restitution.”

In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach affecting over 147 million consumers, 5.4 million of whom were Illinois residents. Those effected by the breach had information compromised including their names, social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and credit card numbers. After a global investigation found that Equifax was to blame, the consumer reporting agency was forced into the largest data breach settlement in U.S. history. Consumers can now file claims to qualify for payments from the Consumer Restitution Fund established earlier this week.

Residents who believe they were impacted by the breach can visit www.EquifaxBreachSettlement.com to learn more about the settlement and see if they qualify to receive restitution.

“I understand there is a lot of misinformation regarding the data breach and settlement and we need to make sure that consumers understand the facts on what is happening,” said Moylan. “I encourage everyone to visit the website or contact my office for more information about the data breach and to see if you were impacted and how to take steps to file a claim in the settlement.”

For more information about the data breach or the settlement, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email StateRepMoylan@gmail.com.