A Bronx, NY man has sued Lending Tree over a data breach. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs claim that the disclosure hurt their credit scores and exposed them to fraud. In a separate case, Lending Tree filed its own complaint against a former employee and an escrow company it says illegally accessed the information.
I am still researching some information on this case, but if you used Lending Tree in the last several years to get a loan, you should keep an eye on this. My guess is that the settlement will involve some type of fraud monitoring on your credit report. While you can always get that yourself, this settlement may give you some of that, when, and if, it comes.