Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Professional Finance Company, Inc., which does business as PFC, regarding its recent breach. The PFC data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 1.9 million individuals.
ABOUT PROFESSIONAL FINANCE COMPANY, INC.:
PFC is an accounts receivable management company located in Greeley, Colorado. PFC provides collection and accounts receivable support to a variety of companies, including healthcare providers across the United States. PFC was originally founded in 1904 as Professional Finance Company and has operated for 100 years in the collections industry.
On February 26, 2022, PFC discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its system may have been accessed. During the breach, which PFC disclosed as a ransomware attack, some of PFC’s systems were disabled and data on those systems was accessed. On May 5, 2022, PFC notified its healthcare provider partners that sensitive personal information in PFC’s system may have been accessed. The list of healthcare providers involved can be found here: List of Healthcare Providers. On July 1, 2022, PFC began notifying individuals impacted on the healthcare providers’ behalf. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Dates of birth
- Accounts receivable balance
- Payment information
- Telephone number
- Health insurance information
- Medical treatment information
If you are a current or former patient of a healthcare provider that partners with PFC:
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 PFC 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 Professional Finance Company, Inc.;
- 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.