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maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-p ... settlement

Probability is high that they do, as the breech affected nearly half of all US citizens.
C. Ives Lacks Critical stick fiddling Thinking
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I'm not. Which I suppose is good, since that money will never actually be paid to anyone.
justine Elitist Beer Lover
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Says i was impacted. We'll see if i get anything.
maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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Turns out both my wife and I were affected. I submitted claims for us both, so it will be interesting to see if we get any of the $250.

As it happens, I was also affected by the OPM breach, so this will be a bonus. :goth:
My work's financial firm potentially had a leak and gave us free subscriptions to equifax. Considering the risk of an actual leak and the information that had on me I turned down he credit monitoring.
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maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/a ... cated.html

As expected, there is a catch. The entire pool is limited to $31M. Someone did the calculation, and if everyone affected files a claim, the check will be about 17c. Unfortunately, I already file for the cash, since credit monitoring is worthless as well, so I guess it will be interesting to see what, if anything, we get. I somehow suspect the postage will cost more than the check is worth, though.

I do somewhat regret not going for the credit monitoring, though. Even though you have to decide up front whether or not to cough up for the last 6 years yourself (only the first four years are actually paid by the settlement), it is apparently "worth" a lot more than $125. I suppose that's what I get for jumping in early. :goth:

On the other hand, I was expecting squat, so anything more than squat is a bonus.
I don't qualify but if I did I would not go for the credit thing. You get under federal law a free annual report from any of the 3 firms, it's just that most people don't know about that.
mmaverick my steady systematic decline
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I had equifax credit monitoring at the time due to identity theft, so I’m one of the lucky ones that was actively paying to have all my data mined...
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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Ribtor posted:
Worried about information privacy? Provide our web site some personal information and we'll see if you get any money.

I thought the same thing as I was entering my info.
I was not effected which makes me feel that my efforts to be fairly stealth in the marketplace over the years has been effective to a certain degree.
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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Capital One says information of over 100 million individuals in U.S., Canada hacked


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-capi ... op+News%29
Glad i don't bank with that company.
maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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It's getting to the point where you might as well just put all your PII on a business card and save everyone the hassle. :squint:
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Capital One says information of over 100 million individuals in U.S., Canada hacked


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-capi ... op+News%29


A shame it's a small bank. What ought to happen is a bigger one gets targeted and accounts holding money just are made to vanish. They are little more than spreadsheets anyway. Boom.
justine Elitist Beer Lover
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Ribtor posted:
Worried about information privacy? Provide our web site some personal information and we'll see if you get any money.

That thought did not escape me.
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