Reminder: File a Claim For Yahoo Data Breach Class Action Settlement

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I thought I’d mentioned this already, but apparently not. If you had a Yahoo account (including Yahoo Fantasy Sports, Yahoo Finance, Tumblr, or Flickr) between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016, you are a member of the Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation Settlement. This was the biggest hack in history at the time, but there have been so many since you’ve probably forgotten about it like myself. The claim form deadline is July 20th, 2020.

You can make a claim for either 2 years or credit monitoring OR you can opt for a cash payment if you already have credit monitoring or identity protection services. I am up to my ears in free credit monitoring, so I am filing for the cash payment – might be $100, might be less, might be up to $358 supposedly. (I’m keeping my expectations low.) If you suffered fraud or identity theft, you can also claim reimbursement for up to $25,000 in out-of-pocket expenses (documentation required).

I don’t get too excited about these settlements, but if I am eligible then I will take a minute and fill out a claim… and promptly forget about the whole thing. A year or more later, a check will show up in my mailbox. Some are much bigger than expected, some are much smaller, but the checks eventually do add up.

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Comments

  1. Joseph Palmieri says:

    Thank you.

  2. Thank you, Jonathan, but is it necessary to fill in with a real Birthday date? I hate giving out b-date.

    • Honestly, I don’t know how much that matters. It might be just to make sure you’re over 18 or whatever, or maybe they have it linked up with your Yahoo data (if they have it anyhow).

  3. I put a claim in for this when I first heard about it.

    Then, a few weeks ago a scammer got my information and took out a credit card under my name. He bought himself a nice $800 dollar watch. Nice of him, huh? But that’s not all he did. The best part was that he somehow put my email address into over 13,000 blogger email lists and my inbox has been flooded with emails. I’ve got to throw the whole email address away.

    I tried to change the claim I originally made to reflect that I was personally affected by the breach but they wrote me back saying I couldn’t change it. What a bunch of crap. Thanks for reading my rant y’all! 🙂

  4. They make answer questions about credit monitoring, if you select “alternative compensation.”

    I signed up for credit monitoring or identity protection on this date:
    The name of my credit monitoring or identity protection company is:
    I will keep my credit monitoring or identity protection services active until at least.:

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