NEW YORK (CBSNEWS.COM) – Anyone looking for compensation from the Equifax data breach that affected nearly 150 million people has until Wednesday to prove you’re among those impacted and deserve either a cash payment or free credit monitoring.

Sign with logo and a portion of the main building are visible at the headquarters of credit bureau Equifax in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

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However, consumers should be aware it is unlikely they’ll receive a $125 payment that was first dangled when the settlement was announced.

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The 2017 data breach exposed Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and home addresses of up to 147 million people.

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