If you had a Yahoo account between 2012 and 2016, you may be entitled to damages as the tech giant appears to settle a class action lawsuit against it after multiple data breaches were imposed.
A site has been created for those who wish to file a claim and see if they are part of the settlement, where they can obtain their portion of the settlement fund of $ 117.5 million.
To check if you are eligible for the settlement, you must have had a qualified Yahoo account between the dates specified. These accounts include those associated with Yahoo Fantasy Sports, Yahoo Finance, Tumblr and Flickr, as well as Yahoo email addresses. You can contact the administrator here.
HOW TO REQUEST YOUR 100 $ CLAIM IF YAHOO LOST YOUR DATA
If you are eligible for compensation, there are a number of potential benefits you can receive. You can get two years of credit monitoring services from AllClearID, which includes theft insurance.
Cash payments can also be received if someone already has credit monitoring. You can file a $ 100 claim instead of the credit monitoring service, even if the site added "[p] the requirement for such a claim may be less than $ 100.00 or more (up to $ 358.80) depending on where many members of the settlement class participating in the settlement. "
It is also an option to get up to $ 25,000 in reimbursement costs if you have incurred expenses associated with the breach.
"In the case of documented lost time, you may receive up to fifteen hours at a time hourly rate of $ 25.00 per hour or unpaid free work at the actual hourly rate, whichever is greater," the website adds. "If your lost time is not documented, you can receive payment for up to five hours at the same rate."
To file a claim, which must be made by July 20, 2020, you can do so online. If you are a basic account holder, you can do so here; paid users can click here; a small user can click here; Israeli citizens can click here.
The company received at least three data breaches where a total of over 3 billion accounts were improperly accessed and information such as telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords, answers to security questions and names were obtained.
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