back in july, T-Mobile agreed To pay $350 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by several of the company’s customers 2021 data breach, At this point, it is still possible to claim a portion of the payment, but the time is running out. Here’s what to know.
Why was the class-action lawsuit filed against T-Mobile?
in one August 2021 statement, T-Mobile confirmed that a “highly sophisticated cyber attack” had occurred against the company’s systems, which compromised data files containing personal information of approximately 7.8 million current customers as well as 40 million former or prospective customers. . it information is included First and last name, date of birth, social security number, and driver’s license/ID information.
in May 2022A group of T-Mobile customers affected by the data breach filed a class-action lawsuit against the company, with the plaintiffs alleging that the number of current, former and potential customers was actually around 76 million.
Two months later, T-Mobile filed a settlement offer with a federal court in Kansas City, Missouri. agreed to pay $350 million An additional $150 million to settle customer claims, as well as upgrade its data protection. The wireless carrier specified that this was not an admission of wrongdoing.
Who Can Claim the Money from the Settlement?
At this point, most of the people eligible to be part of the class-action lawsuit have already been contacted, but if you feel you’ve been overlooked, you can find out by email Settlement Administrator, or calling 833-512-2314.
How much money can you get from the settlement?
The amount you’ll likely receive from T-Mobile settlement depends on type of claim you make:
the first option is to claim money for unreimbursed out-of-pocket The financial loss you suffered from the data breach, plus the $25/hour you spent dealing with the aftermath.
If you follow this route, you can receive a maximum reimbursement of $25,000 (between financial loss and lost time). Yes, it’s a lot of money, but it will also require a lot of (extra) time and paperwork to obtain.
Those who do not want the hassle of going through the reimbursement process can get a single cash payment $25 off from T-Mobile. The one exception to this is people who lived in California on August 1, 2021, who can receive a $100 cash payment.
How to File a Claim in the T-Mobile Data Breach Settlement
you can either Submit Claim Form OnlineOR DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND COMPLETE claim form, and mail it to:
T-Mobile data breach settlement
C/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
PO Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391
It must be postmarked no later than January 23, 2023. If the claim form is submitted online, the deadline is January 23, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST.
to visit settlement website for more information.