A person dressed in a black top hat and bushy white mustache , occasionally putting on a monocle or dabbing forehead sweat with giant paper money , sat in the audience of the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Equifax data breach on Wednesday.
The Senate leadership has been pushing to rollback a rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in July that would curtail the use of arbitration clauses.
A hearing attendee dressed as Monopoly's Uncle Pennybags looks on as Richard Smith, former chairman and CEO of Equifax, Inc., testifies before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 4, 2017.
When it first announced the breach in September, Equifax offered a credit monitoring service that required consumers to accept arbitration to settle disputes, something it has since removed.
In a message on Twitter, Americans for Financial Reform said Werner was there "to protest Equifax's behavior in the wake of the breach, and to draw attention" to forced arbitration.
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