Millions of Arizonans affected by Equifax breach must decide now

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Posted at 8:10 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 10:10:31-05

As many as 3 million Arizonans whose personal data may have been exposed in a 2017 data breach have to decide by Nov. 19 whether to be part of a settlement with Equifax for that breach.

They can opt out of the settlement now and reserve the right to sue the credit monitoring firm later, or take a settlement that includes up to 10 years of credit monitoring or a cash payment that one advocate said is “less than a parking ticket.”

Even though it’s not much, consumer advocates say it’s probably better to take the sure thing.

“It’s up to the consumers, but if they back out, what do they get?” asked Ed Mierzwinski of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.