Hoosiers Affected By Equifax Data Breach Can File Claim Online

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers impacted by the 2017 Equifax data breach can now file a claim online to receive compensation.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill on Monday announced the launch of IndianaEquifaxClaims.com , a website where Hoosiers can securely file a claim for a restitution payment. Hoosiers have until Dec. 16 to file a claim.

Hill’s office said many Hoosiers will receive an email from Do-Not-Reply@IndianaEquifaxClaims.com that says they are eligible for a payment under the terms of the settlement.

Hill’s office sued Equifax following the massive data breach, which compromised the Social Security numbers, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, and credit card information of 147 million Americans, including nearly four million Hoosiers.

“Millions of Indiana residents were endangered financially due to Equifax’s failure to protect the personal information it was entrusted to keep private,” Attorney General Hill said. “We encourage these consumers to visit this website and claim the money they deserve. We hope this money lessens any burdens the data breach may have caused.”

Indiana was one of two states that opted not to participate in a multistate settlement with Equifax in July 2019. Instead, Hill’s office chose to file its own lawsuit against the company.

As part of Indiana’s settlement, Equifax agreed to pay the state $19.5 million. Nearly all of Indiana’s settlement has been directed toward restitution payments to affected consumers. A portion of the settlement will go toward administering the payments.