Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Lending Tree, LLC regarding a recent data breach. The LendingTree data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an unknown number of individuals.
ABOUT LENDING TREE, LLC:
LendingTree is an online lending marketplace headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. LendingTree connects borrowers to loan operators allowing borrowers to find the best rates and terms for various financial products. LendingTree’s loan marketplace includes home loans, auto loans, small business loans, personal loans, and credit cards. Founded in 1996, LendingTree has grown to employ over 1,200 employees at offices in Charlotte, Charleston, Cleveland, Jacksonville, New York City, Sacramento, Seattle, and Tampa. LendingTree is a publicly traded company with over $1 billion in annual revenue.
On June 3, 2022, LendingTree discovered that it experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information of individuals in its system may have been disclosed. While much information is not yet known about the data breach, LendingTree has disclosed that a code vulnerability resulted in the exposure of sensitive personal identifiable information beginning in mid-February 2022. On June 29, 2022, LendingTree began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Street address
If you received a data breach notification letter from LendingTree:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the LendingTree data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Lending Tree, LLC;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.