The Monopoly Man Crashed Today’s Senate Equifax Hearing

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One of these things is not like the other. Photo: Public Citizen

Today, the Senate Banking Committee is holding a hearing on the recent Equifax data breach. It’s a lot of what you’d picture when you picture a Senate Banking Committee hearing. Microphones. Folks in suits. Microphones. Glasses of water. And, oh, what’s that? A person dressed a Rich Uncle Pennybags, the Monopoly mascot, sitting right behind former Equifax CEO Richard Smith? Sure, why not?

Uncle Pennybags is actually representing Public Citizen. Under the mustache and monocle is Amanda Werner, the group’s arbitration campaign manager.

Friendly reminder to check if you’re among the estimated 145.5 million people — that’s 60 percent of the country — whose data was breached. Another friendly reminder, if you find yourself playing Monopoly, don’t bother wasting your money on Park Place.

The Monopoly Man Crashed Today’s Senate Equifax Hearing