How to Check the Equifax Hack Without Signing Away Your Rights

Equifax just got hacked, with perhaps as many as 143 million Americans had their data compromised.

In response, Equifax put a link on their site to see if your link had been compromised.

There was one problem though, they make you jump through hoops, and try to get you into their credit monitoring service, which involves signing away your rights to sue.

There’s also related insider trading by senior executives between when the breach was discovered and when it became public, but that’s another post.

I am now going to walk you through how to check if your data was compromised while not signing up for their bogus credit monitoring service and entering binding arbitration hell. (Facebook users, click through for all the pictures)

The joys of American business: They f%$#ed up, and f%$# millions of people, and Equifax’s response is to try to f%$# these people another time.

Well, here are the instructions:

  • Go to and click the marked link:
  • On the next page DON’T click on the link at the top:
  • Scroll down and click here:
  • On the next page click the “check potential impact” button:
  • And you are FINALLY taken to a page where you can check if your record was compromised:

Equifax should be put out of business.


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