If You Ate At Wendy’s, You Could Be Owed Money From Class-Action Settlement

If you ate at Wendy's during this time range, you could be owed money!


Kaitlin Gates, Simplemost

Nov 30, 2018


In 2016, fast-food restaurant Wendy’s joined the list of companies hit by data breaches, including Delta Airlines, Yahoo and Facebook. If you used a credit, debit or another payment card at a Wendy’s fast food restaurant between Oct. 25, 2015 and June 28, 2016, you may be owed some money as part of a proposed class-action settlement following the breach.


Wendy’s first reported that some of their franchise restaurants had unusual payment-card activity, and that they’d discovered malware on some systems, back in February 2016. The data breach exposed information such as customers’ names, card numbers and other card-related information. While Wendy’s denies the claim stated in the lawsuit that the restaurant failed to protect consumer information in the data breach, they have agreed to pay $3.4 million to settle the case.


That means if you used a payment card at one of the locations affected by the breach and your personal information was compromised, you may be entitled to some cash. How much money you’ll receive depends on the number of people who file a valid claim and if the settlement is approved. To get the most from the settlement, though, you’ll need to provide documentation that proves how much the data breach cost you in overdraft fees, identity protection services and other expenses, Top Class Actions explains.


If you believe you were part of the data breach, you should...


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