Online shopping scams from data breaches
online shopping scams

Online shopping scams from data breaches

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We specialise in representing victims for data breach compensation claims.

Information on how we handle your data is available in our Privacy Policy.

Victims of a data breach, leak or hack could fall victim to online shopping scams. We may be able to represent anyone who has suffered from such an incident on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Read on for some advice. Contact our team here now for free, no-obligation help in respect of pursuing a GDPR compensation case.

Risks of online shopping scams from data breaches

There can be risks of falling victim to online shopping scams when your personal information has been misused or exposed arising from a privacy incident. We often say that there should be no such thing as labelling a data breach as a minor incident. This is because even personal details alone could be enough for criminals to target people for fraud and theft, and online shopping scams is one way they could do this.

Let’s say that your full name and email address are exposed in a data breach. For many people, this may seem like a minor event because no financial information or sensitive data has seemingly been exposed. However, a criminal could now send you emails purporting to be from a legitimate organisation. It may just happen that one email they send is a company that you do actually use. The email could look legitimate enough to draw you in to direct you to their website with a fantastic offer. However, the website you are directed to is a very well-made copycat website. As soon as you enter your legitimate credentials to access what you think is your actual account, you are really giving your information to the hackers.

The result is that criminals now have your legitimate access credentials for a real account that you have. If this is a bank account or some kind of online shopping account, they could access your account and make purchases in your name to commit fraud and theft. And that is how easily online shopping scams can arise from data breaches, so it is well worth people being vigilant to avoid suffering loss as a result of such an event.

Claiming data breach compensation now

If you have suffered distress or financial loss as a result of your information being misused or exposed, you could be entitled to recover privacy compensation in accordance with the GDPR. Even if you are fortunate and have not lost any money, you could still claim for just the distress alone which can be significant. We appreciate that just the threat of being targeted could be enough to cause significant worry and anger.

For eligible clients, we are able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation when you pursue a privacy compensation case with us. This means that we can write off our legal fees if a claim does not succeed, and all you need to do is comply with the terms and conditions as agreed.

The best place to start to find out if you could be eligible to pursue privacy compensation is to talk to our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.

How we assess data breach distress compensation

When it comes to how we assess data breach distress compensation claims, it often comes down to the level of distress and the impact that has been caused. This can differ from person to person, and can be based on factors such as how much information is affected, the context of a data breach, whether you have fallen for any kind of fraud or theft, and how you have been personally affected. The latter one in terms of how you have been personally affected can differ greatly from person to person. It can even depend on you as a person as some people can be more affected by distress than others.

We can take into account any and all considerations that are applicable to be able to measure the distress that has been caused to you, so we can recover the maximum compensation possible.

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Information on how we handle your data is available in our Privacy Policy.

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