If you are or were a T-Mobile customer, you could qualify for part of a $350 million settlement, but the deadline to file a claim is right around the corner.
T-Mobile agreed to the massive payout in 2022 in order to resolve allegations its negligence led to a massive data breach that exposed millions of people’s personal information.
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The company failed to protect sensitive consumer data, according to plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit.
“Instead, T-Mobile suffered one of the largest and most consequential data breaches in US history, compromising the sensitive personal information of over 75 million consumers,” their complaint reads.
Here’s what you need to know about the T-Mobile settlement, including how to find out if you qualify for payment, how much money you could get and the deadline to file a claim.
T-Mobile has identified 76 million past and present customers in the US whose information was potentially compromised in the data breach, though the final number may be even higher.
If the $350 million settlement is approved at a final hearing on Jan 20, it will be the second-largest data breach payout in US history, following Equifax’s $700 million settlement in 2019.
Most class members were notified of the proposed settlement by mail, but you can confirm your status by emailing the settlement administrator or calling 833-512-2314.
How much money could I get from T-Mobile?
Current and former T-Mobile customers are eligible for a $25 cash payment, according to the settlement website. California residents are entitled to $100.
You can be reimbursed up to $25,000 if you had to spend time or money to recover from fraud or identity theft relating to the breach, though you must submit extensive documentation supporting your claim.
T-Mobile is also offering two free years of McAfee’s ID Theft Protection Service to anyone who believes they may have been a victim of the hack and has agreed to invest $150 million in improving its data security.
How do I file a claim, and what is the deadline?
T-Mobile Data Breach Settlement
c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
P.O. Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391
Claims must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on Jan. 23, 2023, or be postmarked by that date.