Get Your Payout From Facebook's $725 Million Data Privacy Settlement

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If you were a Facebook user in the United States between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022, you may be eligible for a cash payment from the world’s largest social media platform.

Facebook was facing numerous lawsuits in recent years over how the company used personal information of its users and now its corporate parent has agreed to pay $725 million to settle. The lawsuits alleged Meta shared user data and data about users’ friends without permission, and that the data that was unknowingly shared went to third parties. 

Those who are eligible may fill out a claim form and submit it online, or mail a printed form. 

Your claim form must be submitted – either postmarked or electronically – by August 25, 2023 to be considered. 

To file you claim, you will need to provide your name, address, email and phone number, in addition to basic information about your Facebook profile: 

  • The email address associated with your longest-standing Facebook account
  • Phone number associated with your longest-standing Facebook account
  • The username associated with your Facebook account (which is different than your display name)

You can then choose how you’d like to receive your payment: prepaid card, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, or direct deposit. 

You can fill out the online claim form here and get directions about downloading and mailing a claim form here

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