I was one of the 147 million Americans to have their personal information compromised by Equifax’s negligence in protecting it.
I am outraged to learn that a mere $31 million, out of a settlement worth nearly $700 million, has been earmarked for claims and damages for the actual people like me that have been harmed in this incident. And that means that it is very unlikely for you to get even anything close to the paltry $125 dollars you have probably heard about in the news.
So money will be changing hands – but little – to none of it will be making its way to YOUR hands! But cheer up! At least you should get something like 4 years of FREE credit monitoring from the very company that didn’t care enough to protect your personal information in the first place!
I have taken the time to let the court know of my displeasure with this settlement and have requested them to REJECT it because of the nominal percentage of the settlement monies actually making it to the victims.
I would encourage you to write a letter to the court as well – letting them know that this is unacceptable!
You are welcome to use any portion (s) of my letter as a template – if you so desire.
Objections must be postmarked no later than NOVEMBER 19th, 2019! So please do not delay!
Additional information about this incident and the proposed settlement can be found here:
- Equifax Data Breach Settlement Website
- The New York Times: Equifax Doesn’t Want You to Get Your $125. Here’s What You Can Do.
Equifax Data Breach Class Action Settlement Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91318
Seattle, WA 98111-9418
In re: Equifax Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, Case No. 1:17-md-2800-TWT or “Equifax Data Breach Lawsuit”
Name, Address Claim #: ___________________
Dear Court Justices,
I have previously been notified I am a member of the settlement class.
Why I vehemently object to this settlement and feel it should be REJECTED!:
This settlement smells of decomposing moral standards & festering corruption!
In essence – this negligent company Equifax – which was entrusted with my personal information – and through its own negligence LOST my information – should now, by this esteemed court’s reasoning, be rewarded with the opportunity to monitor future access to my personal information????
I don’t think so.
OH – but you say, I have the option to get the $125 dollars (very nominal indeed)… But not really, apparently. So this is America – and I have to PROVE that I have some other credit monitoring service to be eligible for the $125 as compensation for damages???…. Because….., oh – there it is! – not enough of the settlement dollars have been set aside for the actual victims!
No – this is NOT RIGHT!
I have an idea – why doesn’t the court reward the class action lawyers with FREE LIFETIME credit monitoring – and allocate their ridiculously exorbitant legal fees to the actual victims? What do you clowns in black gowns think of that???
No way am I giving additional personal information to this company and agreeing to use them for credit monitoring services! The swamp sure does run deep – and you are most certainly a big part of it! Get a backbone and do the right thing today – I dare you….
I have NOT objected to any other class action settlements in the last 5 years. (And now I feel as if I should have!)
I do not intend to appear in any of these circus proceedings – such as the “Fairness” Hearing.
Sincerely & Respectfully,
First Name Last Name
P.S. – The respectfully part is obviously sarcastic!
I truly hope that this travesty of a settlement is rejected and a more equitable settlement is reached. Thank you for doing your part to see that justice is served!