Remember the Home Depot hack in 2014? I know I do!
If you were affected, you can file a claim to get your piece of a $13 million settlement fund plus 18 months of Identity Guard Essentials identity monitoring services, a identity theft protection service that costs $9.99 a month.
- If you used a credit or debit card at a self-checkout terminal in a Home Depot between 4/11/14 and 9/13/14 and your payment card information was compromised, or,
- You were notified that your email address was compromised, or,
- You received an email that you are a class member.
You have until October 29, 2016 to file your claim, which you can do so on the settlement website, and the final approval hearing is August 12, 2016. If you want to opt out, do so before July 18th.
Filing a claim is easy, you can file a claim for reimbursement for losses (up to $10,000) and lost time (up to 5 hours at $15 per hour). You will need documentation for the claimed losses. If you don't claim lost money or time, you can still get the 18 months of free Identity Guard, also made on the claim form.
Here is what the identity theft protection service provides:
The Identity Guard® Essentials service is designed to help recover any financial losses and restore identities. Settlement Class Members will have access to a specific hotline maintained by Identity Guard where you can speak to specialized fraud investigators, who will provide any appropriate remediation services at no cost, including contacting creditors and other involved parties to address and resolve issues such as unauthorized credit card charges and bank fees.
This service also includes: (a) Social Security number monitoring; (b) online “black market” monitoring; (c) financial account identity verification alerts; (d) financial account takeover alerts; (e) identity theft victim assistance; (f) lost wallet protection; (g) online username and password protection; and (f) one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in identity theft insurance.