SCAM ALERT: Equifax spoofing sites, Clark Howard weighs in

Jacksonville, FL — Equifax is agreeing to a $700 million data breach settlement for the events in 2017. As part of the settlement, the nearly 147 million victims were given the choice between getting money or credit monitoring services.

With the national attention surrounding the settlement money, Equifax has already said it could no longer afford to pay the victim $125 each due to the overwhelming response.

Victims of the massive breach can still put in a claim for a monetary settlement and that’s where Consumer Warrior Clark Howard is expressing some concern.

This time Equifax isn't the bad guy.

He says with the national attention surrounding the settlement, crooks are trying to take advantage of victims looking for money. The criminals are making it seem like victims are at the actual site to make a claim but, it’s not real.

You think you're at the real Equifax – you're not.

Clark says these websites will ask you for personal information which is why victims seeking to make a claim need to pay close attention to the URL at the top of the page.

The correct site is

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