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Credit reporting company Equifax's offices are pictured in Atlanta.

If Equifax owes you $125, you’re going to need to answer this email first

Customers who filed a claim to redeem $125 from Equifax must verify or amend their claim before October 15 to be compensated.
Knowing how to read a credit report is an important part of your financial life.

How to read a credit report to find out if you’re in good standing

Knowing how to read a credit report is an important part of having a healthy financial life. Keep track of your scores a get free reports annually.

Equifax is giving up to $125 to 147 million Americans — here’s how to claim your money

After a major hack in 2017 exposed the data of over 147 million Americans, Equifax is on track to pay out hundreds of millions in a settlement.

Equifax agrees to pay up to $700 million to settle a probe into its massive data breach

The 2017 Equifax data breach leaked the social security numbers, names, and physical addresses of more than 140 million people.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has railed against the credit ratings industry, while short sellers are piling into bearish bets.

Wall Street and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are on the same side for once — they’re piling skepticism onto the credit-ratings firm Equifax

The credit-score industry has also lured short-sellers, sending bearish bets in Equifax to a 17-month high.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team during his congressional testimony in April.

An industry lawyer who’s represented Facebook and payday lenders will lead key consumer protection unit, despite Democratic outrage

Andrew Smith, a lawyer who's represented dozens of companies currently being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission, has been confirmed to lead the Commission's consumer protection unit, despite strong opposition from Democrats.

A former Equifax executive has been charged with insider trading for selling shares before the company’s massive data breach was announced

Jun Ying, who was next in line to be Equifax's global chief information officer, made almost $1 million on the trades, according to an SEC complaint.

Freezing your credit after the Equifax breach won’t prevent the most common type of identity theft — here’s what will

Most identity-theft victims have current accounts stolen, which Equifax's free credit freeze won't stop.
Unfortunately, large-scale data breaches aren't the only opportunity for criminals to steal your information.

Thieves are using regular people’s names and identities to swindle the US government in a new scam that puts anyone at risk

Equifax exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans — and fraudsters may be using that data to apply for FEMA disaster relief.

Equifax says its executives didn’t engage in insider trading

A report from a special committee formed by Equifax's board said that "none of the four executives had knowledge of the incident when their trades were made."