Eligible credit unions should have received Equifax settlement claim info

August 10, 2020

The settlement administrator for the Equifax data breach settlement has now sent out information on making a claim to credit unions it knows to be eligible. Settlement was announced in June for the Equifax data breach lawsuit stemming from a 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 145 million consumers.

Eligible credit unions should have received their packet of information by now. If a credit union believes it is eligible and has not yet received the packet, it may contact the settlement administrator directly at: or 1-855-968-4292 so that a packet may be sent. 

Alternatively, all of the information and forms required to make a claim are available on the settlement website.

The deadline to file a claim is Dec. 31, 2020. Credit unions eligible to make a claim and receive compensation are those located in the United States (including its Territories and the District of Columbia) that issued alerted on payment cards.

“Alerted on payment cards” means, for the purposes of the settlement, any payment card (including debit or credit cards) that was identified as having been at risk as a result of the data breach in the following alerts or documents issued by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express:

  • MasterCard series ADC 004129-US-17 (e.g., ADC 004129-US-17-1, ADC 004129-US-17-2, ADC 004129-US-17-3);
  • Visa series US-2017-0448-PA (e.g., US-2017-0448a-PA,  US-2017-0448b-PA,  US-2017-0448c-PA); 
  • American Express Incident Number C1709012512; and
  • In a similar notice issued by Discover, the recipients of which were identified by Discover in discovery in the Action.