Those who hope to cash in on the massive Equifax settlement can be lucky, thanks to AOC.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a conversation for those affected by the data leakage in 2017 to make a claim and said they could get $ 125 – "a nice piece of change."
But only $ 31 million is earmarked for payments, and more people claiming the less each person.
If all 147 million who are entitled to money request it, they would have received only 21 cents per piece.
The newly graduated democratic socialist tweeted a link Friday to a page where anyone affected by the breach from the credit reporting agency could file a claim.
“All: go and check check from Equifax! $ 1
Earlier this week, Equifax reached a settlement with the FTC which included an agreement to create a fund of at least $ 575 million, even though only a small percentage of this would go to cash payments.  The bulk of the settlement will go to free credit monitoring services or larger prizes to individuals who can prove they have received identity theft as a result of the breach, according to The Verge.
In fact, if all 147 million people are entitled to the $ 125 file for it, they can expect to receive only 21 cents per piece developer Rufo Sanchez pointed out on Twitter.
"OK everyone updates on Equifax: for most better deal is 10 years of free credit monitoring," said the AOC in a follow-up tweet and urged supporters to continue the cash payment and instead take a new offer from the company.
"It is apparently a run at settlements so that anxious people are going to get 16 cents checks. But if you choose 10 years of credit monitoring, Equifax * must cover it. "