Desjardins members and customers who file a claim in the data theft class action will soon be awarded $90 in compensation.
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“Payments to approved members of Subgroup 1 (Loss of Time) and a maximum of $90 started on July 11th.” [mardi] It will end by July 13, 2023 [jeudi]. This is Interac e-Transfer and no text will be sent. For those who wish to receive their payment by check, it will be mailed no later than July 19, 2023,” we can read on the website for the class action, which is administered by the RicePoint Administration.
More than 200 million dollars
It should be noted that in June 2022, the Quebec Supreme Court upheld a $200.9 million agreement in this case.
To receive compensation, each customer will be required to provide an answer to one of the three security questions they were asked at the time they submitted their claim (unless they are enrolled for automatic deposit of wire transfers through their financial institution).
“If you enter the wrong answer four times, your payment will be blocked,” RacePoint warns.
It is no longer possible to file a claim for “loss of time” incurred due to the leak of personal information that was announced in June 2019. The deadline was April 20, 2023.
Other suits available
However, members and clients of Desjardins who have experienced “identity theft” can still file a claim provided they have the necessary documentation. Each person who “files a valid claim will be entitled to compensation in the total amount of $1,000,” RicePoint specifies.
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