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
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.
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