NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — Current and former customers of BetterHelp have begun to receive refund eligibility notices from a $7.8 million settlement reached over allegations the company shared sensitive data with advertisers.

In 2023, U.S. Federal Trade Commission charged the California-based online therapy provider with disclosing confidential consumer data with companies such as Facebook and Snapchat, for advertising purposes.

In March 2023, BetterHelp agreed to settle FTC’s allegations. About 800,000 people began receiving notices on Monday saying they are eligible for refunds, FTC said.

The amount of the settlement payments will be distributed evenly, just under $10 for each recipient.

Payments will go to those who paid for services from a BetterHelp website, and covers offerings on platforms including MyTherapist, Faithful Counseling and Price Counseling, from August 2017 to December 2020.

Consumers will receive email from Ankura Consulting Group, an independent redress administrator, regarding refund options. For those who do not take action, default payment will come via PayPal at their email address. Consumers may choose other methods, such as Zelle or a paper check, through June 10, FTC said.

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