Quick Summary of the Capital One Customer Data Security Breach Litigation

Capital One and Amazon have agreed to pay $190 million for a fund as part of a customer data security litigation settlement to resolve claims that they put customer information at risk in a 2019 data breach, also known as the Capital One Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit.

In July 2019, Capital One announced that they had been the victim of a criminal cyber attack on their systems. The criminals gained unauthorized access to the personal information of approximately 98 million U.S consumers, including names, addresses, zip codes/postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, self-reported income, credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, contact data, and/or fragments of transaction data.

Class Action NameCapital One Customer Data Security Breach Litigation
Estimated PayoutUp to $25,000
Proof RequiredYes
Claim DeadlineAugust 22, 2022
Time to File Claim10 to 20 minutes
EligibilityApproximately 98 million U.S. residents identified by Capital One whose information was accessed in the Capital One Data Breach in 2019
Method of PaymentMailed Check
Settlement AdministratorCapital One Data Breach
Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 4518
Portland, OR 97208–4518

Are you eligible to be a Class Member?

You may be one of the estimated 98 million U.S. residents who had their information accessed in Capital One’s Data Breach and can participate in the Capital One Data Breach class action settlement. If you’ve received notice from them, then chances are pretty high that your email address or phone number was among those compromised during these hacks; call 1-855-6041811 (toll-free) now to find out more.

However, some people are excluded from the Settlement, such as officers and directors of Capital One and Amazon, the presiding judge and any judicial staff involved in the lawsuit, and any class member who timely and validly opted out.

Check out our list of Open Class Action Lawsuits. You may be eligible to receive cash and rebates.

Capital One Data Breach Class Action Settlement
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What does the Settlement provide?

Class members can collect cash payments for out-of-pocket expenses and lost time under the terms of this settlement. The settlement allows reimbursement of up to $25,000 and includes money spent preventing identity theft or fraud, unreimbursed fraud charges, miscellaneous expenses, professional fees, and up to 15 hours of lost time at a rate of at least $25 per hour. Class members are required to provide proof such as bank statements, invoices, and receipts.

The settlement offers three years of identity defense services through Pango. These benefits provide dark web monitoring, identity monitoring, lost wallet protection security freeze capabilities, and $1 million in insurance, among other benefits.

Additionally, Capital One also agrees to provide free restoration services through Pango to support class members in the case of fraud or identity theft and has committed to extensive cyber security practices for at least two years.

How much money can you get?

You could receive reimbursement of up to $25,000 if you spent money dealing with fraud or identity that you believe is connected to the Capital One Data Breach, or to protect yourself from fraud or identity theft as a result of the Breach. You may include your claim for Lost Time.

Who is the Claims Administrator?

Capital One Data Breach
Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 4518
Portland, OR 97208–4518

To receive reimbursement, make sure to submit a valid claim form online or print a form and mail it by August 22, 2022, to the Settlement Administrator at the address above. Additional proof is required.

Who are the lawyers representing this case?

The Court appointed the following attorneys to represent you and other Settlement Class Members as “Class Counsel”:

  • Norman E. Siegel

    460 Nichols Road
    Suite 200
    Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Karen Hanson Riebel

    100 Washington Avenue South
    Suite 2200
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • John A. Yanchunis

    201 N. Franklin Street
    7th Floor
    Tampa, FL 33602
Capital One Data Breach Class Action Settlement
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When is the Final Approval Hearing?

The Court has scheduled a Final Approval Hearing to take place on September 8, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. before the Honorable Anthony J. Trenga, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia located in Room 700 of the United States Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

Are you qualified? Submit a valid claim

The easiest way to submit a Claim Form is online by August 22, 2022, supplying the proof requested by the Claims Administrator such as bank statements, invoices, and receipts from the Out-of-Pocket Losses. You may also mail in a Claim Form including any supporting documentation to the address below:

Capital One Data Breach
Settlement Administrator

P.O. Box 4518
Portland, OR 97208–4518


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