Equifax, a large credit reporting agency, recently exposed the personal information of 143 million consumers. The breach was global, affecting not only Americans, but also consumers in the U.K. and Canada. It resulted in the hacking of personal information, including, Social Security numbers, driver license numbers and addresses.
When you enter into a transaction, you trust that the company as well as any credit reporting companies will protect and secure the information you have given them. In the case of Equifax, a company that profits off your personal information without your consent, it has a single job – keep that information confidential. Equifax failed to do its job. As a result, hundreds of millions of people are now susceptible to identify theft, which could destroy their credit and cost them thousands of dollars to fight and to repair. We all now live with that threat.
Rather than step up to the plate, acknowledge its wrong doing, and offer to protect consumers for free, Equifax has tried to trick people into signing away their rights to sue for Equifax’s failure. This is despicable conduct from a company that made millions by leaching off your private information. But you can fight back and it starts by contacting a law firm that will sue Equifax and hold it accountable.
Contact Klaproth Law’s DC and Philadelphia consumer protection lawyers today for a confidential, free consultation. If you have a credit card, then it is likely your information was stolen from Equifax. Hold it accountable. Call today.