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.