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Hoosiers Have Until Dec. 16 To File Claim For Equifax Data Breach Settlement

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Nearly 4 million Hoosiers could be eligible for money from credit bureau Equifax after a 2017 data breach – but they have until Dec. 16 to file a claim.

Equifax’s data breach – from May to July 2017 – exposed Hoosiers’ Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers and credit card information.

Attorney General Curtis Hill opted not to join in a multi-state settlement with the company. Instead, he filed a separate lawsuit and secured more money for Indiana than the other states each got – $19.5 million.

Hoosiers impacted by the data breach can file a claim for some of that money at They must do so by Dec. 16; the money will be paid out after that deadline.

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Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.