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'Monopoly Man sits behind former Equifax CEO at hearing

'Monopoly Man sits behind former Equifax CEO at hearing

In a truly glorious photobomb, a woman dressed up as a black top hat and a comically large white curly mustache sat in the audience of Wednesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing on Equifax.

An activist dressed as the billionaire Monopoly Man led the delivery. The protester decried "Get Out Of Jail Free" cards for companies like Wells Fargo and Equifax.

This deserves to pass Go and definitely collect $200.

They said it gives Equifax a "monopoly" over the justice system. To make her point come across even more, she also handed "get out of jail free" cards around the building before and after the hearing.

Public Citizen, an advocacy group that monitors government accountability, claimed responsibility for sending the board game mascot to the hearing. "Shockingly, the average consumer forced to arbitrate with Wells Fargo was ordered to pay the bank almost $11,000". "Bank lobbyists and their allies in Congress are trying to overturn the [Consumer Finance Protection Bureau's] rule so they can continue to rip off consumers with impunity". Please contact David Rosen at drosen@citizen.org or (202) 588-7742 to speak with an expert.

When Equifax announced the breach, which compromised more than 145 million people's personal data, it initially required that consumers agree to arbitration if they wanted to use the credit monitoring service the company was offering to those affected, a condition the company has since nixed and Smith has called a mistake.

The Monopoly man poses with the swamp monster.