Not all heroes wear capes.
A person dressed in a black top hat and bushy white moustache sat in the audience of the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Equifax data breach. The person would occasionally put a monocle on and dab his forehead with giant paper money.
Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith didn’t seem to notice. The person was dressed to resemble the character Rich Uncle Pennybags from the classic board game.
Smith was there to testify about a data breach that compromised the personal identifying information of more than 145 million people.
The Monopoly man is part of a protest by a group that wants to draw attention to forced attribution clauses that are used throughout the financial industry and limit consumers’ ability to take disputes to court.
The Monopoly guy was gal and she was handing out Monopoly-style “Get out of jail free cards.”