FTC warns about fake Equifax settlement websites

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FILE – This July 21, 2012, file photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. On Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, Equifax said it has made changes to address customer complaints since it disclosed a week earlier that it exposed vital data on about 143 million Americans. Equifax has come under fire from members of Congress, state […]

The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about fake websites meant to look like the official Equifax settlement claims website.

The FTC post reminds consumers they will never have to pay to file a claim and anyone who calls about filing a claim is almost certainly a scammer.

To be sure you’re going to the right place, start at the FTC’s page: ftc.gov/Equifax.

In 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people.

Equifax has agreed to a global settlement which includes up to $425 million to help people affected by the data breach.

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