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Yahoo Security Breach Class Action Settlement – You May Be Eligible for Compensation

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The Yahoo data breach is in the news again

Did you live in the United States or Israel and had an email account through Yahoo or related websites such as Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Tumblr, and Flickr between 2012 and 2016? If so, you may be eligible for compensation resulting from the settlement in a class-action lawsuit.

This settlement is the result of a massive data breach that happened between 2013 and 2016. During that time, millions of email addresses and other personal data were stolen. Although the settlement won’t be finalized until April 2020, Yahoo is informing users of their options now. If you’re a Class Member in this lawsuit, you received an email from Yahoo this week with the subject line, “Yahoo Security Breach Proposed Settlement.”


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Qualifying Class Members can choose to receive two years of identity theft and fraud protection from a credit monitoring service called All Clear, or they can opt for a small share of the $177.5 million settlement.

To claim the monetary payout, U.S. residents must verify that they will have credit monitoring or ID protection services in place for at least one year. The cash option is estimated to pay between $100 and $358 per claimant, depending upon how many people file a claim.


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If you’re a member of this class and would like to submit a claim, visit Yahoo’s settlement page and click “File Claim” on the right-hand side of the screen. To file a claim by mail, download a hard copy of the claim form from the settlement’s documents page and mail it to the following address:

Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Breach Security Litigation
c/o Settlement Administrator
PO Box 1760
Philadelphia PA 19105-1760

To get the cash settlement or receive the credit monitoring, you must file a claim before July 20, 2020. If you want to retain your right to sue Yahoo, you must opt out of the settlement class by March 6, 2020.

For more information, visit the settlement website or contact the Settlement Administrator by calling 844-702-2788 or emailing info@YahooDataBreachSettlement.com.


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  1. Kat

    My Hip2Save sisters and brothers: which do you think is a better value? We are offered $100 with no guarantees and it is quite possible we may receive nothing if too many people opt for it. The credit monitoring seems like a guarantee when the money isn’t. I would love to hear your thoughts. I remember the Starkist class action suit, and nothing has come of it :/ And I do know for a fact that my email was sold to the dark web….

    • alh071

      I just got credit monitoring through the equifax one, so I’ll be doing the money. But I would do the credit monitoring if you don’t already have it.

      • EBH

        FYI – The NYT just published an interesting article about the Equifax article and how you can fight back against how it was handled. It’s very interesting.

    • lashonda frazier

      My cousin just received a little over $2.00 last week for the Starkist rebate. Hopefully you will receive something soon or check your mailbox.

      • Dawn1029

        I just made myself a tuna sandwich and I thought of this…I opted to get a bunch of free cans of tuna and never got anything lol

    • memememinnie

      I am now up to four different credit monitoring services because of data breaches. Send me money I don’t need any more monitoring.

  2. hip2trade

    If you take the money probably get a few pennies if any considering how many yahoo users are out there..

  3. lashonda frazier

    My cousin just received a little over $2.00 last week for the Starkist rebate. Hopefully you will receive something soon or check your mailbox.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks for sharing!

  4. JenniferS

    Couple weeks ago I received a check for $200.00 linked to the Caribbean Cruise Calls from a couple years ago. I was super surprised to see anything in the mailbox from this, even more so when I opened the envelope 🙂 It was stated that there’s a second check to come to keep an eye out for it. This was a class action settlement. Definitely pays to fill these out, you never know the dollar amount involved 😁

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Wow! That’s great! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

    • hip2trade

      My sister signed up for this. Can you tell me the return name on the envelope from the settlement so I can let her know. Thanks!

      • JenniferS

        The return address : Caribbean Cruise Line Class Action Administrator
        PO Box 404001
        Louisville, KY 40233-4001

    • Tracie

      I was just wondering about this, I haven’t received anything in the mail yet!

      • Janet

        Me too! I was wondering when they were going to settle.

    • Kelly

      I sign up for all of the settlements that get posted and haven’t gotten anything from Starkist or the cruise line. Even submitted my cell phone bill documents as requested.

  5. Rn

    I got a PayPal payment from Starkist tuna mess this week…it was $2 and change

    • Susanne

      Me to. I actually got the email from PayPal today- it was $2.38, lol.

  6. Jackie

    Thank you for posting this. I went back and I found the email in my junk mail. It was send on Monday.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh great! You’re welcome, Jackie!

  7. Sue

    I got an email on 9-6 to my alternate email address linked with my Yahoo account. I did not delete it, just in case, but you can never be too careful with these things. Credit monitoring is great, but if it causes issues with cancelling when the time is up, or having yet more people get your information to allow monitoring, where does it end? I guess I am more cautious or paranoid?

    • molly

      Exactly. Equifax was hacked and they sent me an email offering me credit monitoring. What a joke! So you couldn’t protect my information when I paid for credit monitoring, but now you want to offer it for free? No thank you!

  8. Peaches

    We were just basically forced into 10 years of credit monitoring by Experian so more credit monitoring courtesy of Yahoo would be not only redundant but ridiculous.

    • daisy

      Do you ever wonder how Equifax and the other credit bureaus managed to “legally” collect all of our personal data in the first place? They have all the information an identity thief would want stored in one convenient place.

  9. Jamie

    If you have multiple accounts affected are you supposed to apply for each one?

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