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DoorDash Identity Theft Class Action Lawsuit Lawyer

DoorDash Identity Theft Class Action Lawsuit Lawyer

Did you or a member of your family receive a 1099 from DoorDash, though you have never worked for the company? Or, maybe you drove for DoorDash a long time ago, but you didn’t work for them during the previous tax year. Alternatively, you may be an owner or employee of a restaurant that is partnered with DoorDash, and you are confused as to why you received a 1099-NEC from the company for an amount that you don’t recognize.

As we approach the last weeks of tax season, most of us are anxiously waiting for a refund, or relieved that what we owe to the IRS has been paid in full. DoorDash delivery drivers, known as Dashers, are independent contractors who receive a 1099-NEC at the end of the year. This allows them to verify their taxable income and pay the amount that would have been deducted if they were classified as employees.

The problem is, some of these forms have been issued to people whose identities were stolen. In other words, their personal information was used to set up a Dasher account. That way, they can make money driving for DoorDash while passing on the tax consequences to someone else. Even worse, DoorDash has a bad reputation when it comes to helping those whose identities are stolen, even though unauthorized access of personal data has been a problem for the company since 2018. There are countless posts online of frustrated victims, who were transferred from one CSR to another that were clearly reading off a script and did not understand how to help them or escalate things to the correct department.

As a victim of identity theft, learning about your rights is the best way to protect yourself and obtain the compensation you deserve. Please contact the identity theft lawyers of DTLA Law Group and schedule a free case evaluation.

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What are the Consequences of Someone Using Your Identity to Drive for DoorDash?

It’s bad enough that some total stranger has your personal info, and that it may be sold again and again for many years on the dark web. But using stolen data to set up a Dasher account has more immediate consequences, like taxes on the earnings you never received. Based on the amount that was earned by the identity thief, you may owe thousands of dollars in taxes to the federal government, not to mention your state’s tax department.

Even if you can afford to pay the taxes, that’s hardly the point. You are a victim of financial fraud that can snowball into other issues, like damage to your credit score and money removed from your bank account. However, many people are living paycheck to paycheck or have limited savings that will not cover the amount that’s owed.

Another problem is how stolen information can be used to file a tax return in someone’s name, thereby stealing their refund from the IRS. People normally find out about the scam when their tax return is rejected on the basis that a refund was already issued.

If you are a victim of identity theft that resulted in tax fraud, complete IRS form 14039 as soon as possible and follow the instructions on how to submit the paperwork. That way, your case will be assigned to the Identity Theft Victim Assistance team. However, unraveling the mess that someone else has created will take months, if not years, considering how overburdened the IRS is with these cases.

In the meantime, it’s a good idea to learn about your rights and legal options from a DoorDash stolen identity tax fraud attorney. Based on how your information was stolen, you may be eligible for monetary damages from a DoorDash data security breach lawsuit.

DoorDash Data Breaches and Theft of Personal Information Scams

In 2022, DoorDash announced that consumer data in their system was compromised due to a phishing campaign on one of its third-party vendors. As a result, an unauthorized entity was able to access data for certain customers, which included their name, phone number, email address, and delivery address. The hackers also got access to DoorDash driver information, like names, email addresses, and phone numbers.

Though DoorDash insisted that social security numbers, bank accounts, and other highly sensitive data were not accessed, the information that had been stolen can be used to gain access to this type of info. This can be done through various means, like phishing emails / texts and links with viruses and malware.

This, by the way, is not the first time that DoorDash’s database was hacked. In 2019, the company announced that personal information had been compromised for approximately 4.9 million customers, partner restaurants, and drivers who signed up with the company on or before April 5, 2018. As a result, unauthorized individuals gained access to driver’s license numbers, partial bank and credit card numbers, phone numbers, and other personal data.

After this alarming security breach, DoorDash said, “We have taken a number of additional steps to further secure your data, which include adding additional protective security layers around the data, improving security protocols that govern access to our systems, and bringing in outside expertise to increase our ability to identify and repel threats.”

In essence, they are admitting that weaknesses in their own system allowed sophisticated hackers to gain entry and steal information that can be used for all types of scams and criminal activity. And here we are again, years later, with the same problem of people’s information being stolen and possibly being used to set up driver accounts.

So, with what we know about the security issues concerning user data on the DoorDash platform, who is responsible when things like this happen? Can you sue DoorDash if someone stole your identity from their site to set up a driver account?

Who is Responsible for My Data being Stolen?

This is an issue that we are currently investigating, since you need very specific information to set up a Dasher account and make deliveries for DoorDash. As we mentioned in the previous section, DoorDash experienced a major data breach in 2022, and this was due to a phishing attack on a third-party vendor.

The company did not identify the vendor, but we do know that DoorDash is partnered with Persona, an identity verification service that’s used by various companies all over the world. Perhaps a failure or weakness with their system is the reason why hackers were able to access personal information for DoorDash customers and drivers.

However, drivers can also identity themselves using the DoorDash app on their phone, so the company’s proprietary technology may be to blame for incidents of identity theft. In case you didn’t know, you must upload a government ID with a photo, along with a selfie in order to become a Dasher. Your selfie must match the image on the ID, and you are not allowed to proceed with the sign up process after several failed attempts. This sounds pretty foolproof, but technical glitches and insufficient security protocols can allow identity thieves to bypass the system and steal information and set up an account in someone else’s name.

At the end of the day, figuring out who you should sue for a case of stolen identity is a complicated issue, which is why it’s essential to contact a law firm with experience in database hacks. Our attorneys are ready to answer your questions and fight for the restitution you deserve, so please call and schedule a free case review.

Can I Join a DoorDash Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit?

Yes, you can choose to be part of a compromised personal information class action lawsuit against DoorDash, a third party vendor, or any other entity that is liable for your monetary losses. Our law firm is starting to receive calls from people who were hit with tax consequences due to someone stealing their identity to drive for DoorDash. Once we have enough class members, we will move forward with a lawsuit and ensure that justice is served for all those who were affected by this terrible event. That’s why it’s important for you to contact us immediately and ask to speak with a DoorDash data breach class action lawyer.

Average Value of Identity Theft Class Action Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits filed on behalf of those whose identities were stolen can be worth between $20,000,000 and $500,000,000. Not all cases will fall within this range, considering that the amount of compensation is based on numerous factors, including the number of claimants that are included in the lawsuit. A class action lawsuit can be filed with just 12 people, and those cases usually settle for under $10,000,000.

However, data breaches at companies like DoorDash are likely to affect millions of people. That’s why we anticipate 8 to 9 figure settlements for identity theft victims, though the exact amount is not something we can anticipate ahead of time. In addition, each class member receives a portion of the settlement, so payments can range from $5,000 to over $100,000 for an individual claimant.

How Long will it Take to Get Paid from a Lawsuit against DoorDash?

The process of settling an identity theft class action lawsuit against a major corporation like DoorDash can take anywhere from 12 months to 3 years. But there’s no way to say for sure how long it will take to recover your payment, as there are many factors that affect the settlement process. These include:

  • The number of victims (class members) that have joined the lawsuit
  • The number of people / entities that are being sued
  • Degree of negligence or misconduct by the defendant
  • The number of offers and counteroffers that are exchanged between the two sides
  • If the case is privately settled or tried in court

Very few cases are tried before a judge, so we anticipate that your claim will be settled without the need for a trial. But due to the complex nature of data breaches and other forms of financial fraud, reaching a settlement can take 2 to 3 years for a DoorDash identity theft class action lawsuit.

Statute of Limitations to File a DoorDash Identity Theft Claim

If you had your identity stolen in a DoorDash driver scam, the statute of limitations to sue is 3 years, or 4 years if the perpetrator is guilty of felony fraud. The difference between fraud and felony (criminal) fraud depends on regular various factors, including the amount that was fraudulently obtained, a prior history of similar crimes, and whether you have defrauded the elderly.

Please note that the statute of limitations starts from when you realize that you are the victim of identity theft or any other kind of financial fraud. Thus, it could be that your information was stolen over a year ago, but you only became aware of the scam once DoorDash sends you the tax forms.

Our lawyers can help you figure out which deadline applies to your situation and ensure that a DoorDash tax fraud claim is filed on your behalf. The key is to contact us immediately so that you don’t run out of time to demand compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.

Contact DTLA Law Group

Having someone steal your information has devastating consequences that can haunt you for the rest of your life. Undoing the mess created by identity theft can take months or years, and there’s no telling what may happen in the future now that your personal information has been exposed.

Our lawyers are ready to fight for your interests and hold DoorDash responsible for their failure to safeguard your identity. With that in mind, we hope you will contact us right away and take advantage of the Zero Fee Guarantee. This is a contingency fee agreement, where all of our services are free to you, starting from the initial consultation. Our fees are covered by the negligent party as a part of your settlement, so that means winning your case is the only way we get paid.

To schedule a free case evaluation with a DoorDash identity theft class action lawyer, please reach out to us as soon as possible.

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