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Posted On July 12, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches

Data Breach Alert: LendingTree, LLC

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from LendingTree, LLC, contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.

Data Breach AlertJuly 12, 2022 – Recently, LendingTree, LLC filed official notice of a data breach following what the company referred to as a “code vulnerability.” Based on LendingTree’s disclosures, the breach resulted in the names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and street addresses being leaked. According to another news outlet, two users posted a large amount of data purported from the LendingTree breach on the dark web, although LendingTree denies that the data resulted from the recent incident. Thus, reports of the extent of the LendingTree data breach appear to be conflicting. On around June 29, 2022, LendingTree sent data breach letters to those affected by the breach. While LendingTree’s official filings did not disclose the total number of victims, the data available on the dark web contains information relating to more than 203,000 people.

If you received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the LendingTree data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. As a part of this investigation, we are providing free consultations to anyone affected by the breach who is interested in learning more about the risks of identity theft, what they can do to protect themselves, and what their legal options may be to obtain compensation from LendingTree, LLC.

What We Know So Far About the LendingTree Breach

According to an official notice filed by the company, on June 3, 2022, LendingTree detected a “code vulnerability” that the company explained, “likely resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of some sensitive personal information.” Upon investigating the incident, LendingTree believes that the vulnerability was in place since mid-February 2022.

Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was possibly compromised, LendingTree then reviewed the affected files to determine exactly what information was affected. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number, date of birth and street address.

On June 29, 2022, LendingTree sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.

More Information About LendingTree, LLC

LendingTree, LLC operates an online loan marketplace that provides various types of consumer loans, including auto loans, small business loans, personal loans, credit cards, and others. The company also provides comparison shopping services for autos and educational programs. LendingTree, LLC is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Chicago, Seattle and elsewhere across the country. In recent years, LendingTree has acquired various related businesses, including Thrive, SimpleTuition, CompareCards, DepositAccounts.com, MagnifyMoney, SnapCap, Student Loan Hero, QuoteWizard, and ValuePenguin. LendingTree employs more than 1,425 people and generates approximately $1 billion in annual revenue.

If You Have Questions About Your Rights Following the LendingTree Data Breach, Console & Associates, P.C. Can Help

At Console & Associates, P.C., our consumer privacy lawyers monitor all security and data breaches to help affected consumers pursue their legal remedies. We offer free consultations to victims of data breaches and can explain your rights in clear, understandable terms so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with your case. If you’ve been affected by the LendingTree data breach or any other data security incident, Console & Associates, P.C., will investigate your case at no charge and offer you thorough advice about how to most effectively proceed with your case. If you decide to bring a case, we only get paid if you do. If your claim is successful, any legal fees are either paid by the defendant or come out of the funds recovered from the defendant. If your claim doesn’t result in a recovery, you will pay nothing.

To schedule your free consultation, just call (866) 778-5500 today or fill out our secure contact form.

Below is a copy of the initial data breach letter issued by LendingTree, LLC (the actual notice sent to consumers can be found here):

Dear [Redacted],

LendingTree, LLC (“LendingTree”) is writing to inform you of a data incident that may have involved your personal information.

What Happened

On June 3, 2022, LendingTree determined that a code vulnerability likely resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of some sensitive personal information. We believe the unauthorized disclosure began in mid-February 2022.

What Information Was Involved

The types of impacted information included name, social security number, date of birth, and street address.

What We Are Doing

The vulnerability in the code no longer exists, and we are working to implement additional security measures to protect consumers who visit our online interfaces.

In addition, we are offering, at no charge, identity theft protection services through IdentityForce. IdentityForce identity protection services include 24 months of Single Bureau Credit Monitoring*, a $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy, and fully managed identity theft recovery services. These services provide you with alerts for 24 months from the date of enrollment when changes occur to your credit file. This notification is sent to you the same day that the change or update takes place with the bureau. With this protection, IdentityForce will help you resolve issues if your identity is compromised. These services will be provided by Cyberscout through IdentityForce, a company specializing in fraud assistance and remediation services.

How Do I Enroll For The Free Services

To enroll in Credit Monitoring* services at no charge, please log on to [Redacted] and follow the instructions provided. When prompted, please provide the following unique code to receive services: [Redacted]. Please note the deadline to enroll is ninety days from the date of this letter. With this protection, IdentityForce will help you resolve issues if your identity is compromised.

What You Can Do

We encourage you to enroll in free identity protection services by going to [Redacted] using the Enrollment Code provided above. If you have any enrollment related questions contact IdentityForce with any enrollment related questions calling 1-800-405-6108 any time from Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern, excluding holidays.

For More Information

You will find detailed instructions for enrollment on the enclosed Recommended Steps document. Also, you will need to reference the enrollment code at the top of this letter enrolling online, so please do not discard this letter. Please call 888-546-1446 or go to [Redacted] for assistance or for any additional questions you may have.

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from LendingTree, LLC, contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.