Ohio to Get Over $7-Million in Equifax Settlement

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The state of Ohio is set to receive at least $7.14-million as a result of the settlement with Equifax, following the credit reporting agency's data breach in 2017.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost made the announcement Monday, with The Buckeye State one of 47 states that took action, after the breach left personal information of 147-million Americans compromised.

The settlement is part of a $175-million restitution to the states, with a consumer restitution fund of $425-million also part of the deal.

The breach, announced in September 2017, included social security numbers, dates of birth, names, and address of victims. In many other cases, it involved driver's license numbers and credit card numbers.

Consumers eligible for restitution can apply online, by mail, or over the phone.

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