Fonville Morisey Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Fonville Morisey regarding its recent data breach. The Fonville Morisey data breach involved the sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 12,000 individuals.


Fonville Morisey is residential real estate brokerage catering to both home buyers and sellers in the Greater Raleigh Durham, North Carolina area. Founded in 1973 by fraternity brothers John Morisey and Thomas Fonvile, Fonville Morisey is a leader in the Greater Triangle residential real estate market. In fact, Fonville Morisey boasts over 500 of the best realtors in its area due, in part, to its private real estate school, Fonville Morisey Center for Real Estate Studies. In 2006, Fonville Morisey was acquired by Long & Foster Real Estate Companies, which is the largest privately owned real estate company in the United States. With over 220 offices and over 10,000 agents and staff, Long & Foster is the nations’ number one real estate firm.


On October 26, 2021, Fonville Morisey discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Fonville Morisey disclosed that the data breach was a ransomware attack that impacted its email environment. Through its investigation, Fonville Morisey determined that an unauthorized actor may have gained access to this sensitive information between October 22 to October 28, 2021. In December 2021, Fonville Morisey began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. Recently, on August 31, 2022, Fonville Morisey sent out additional breach notification letters indicating that more individuals likely needed notification that their personal identifiable information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Fonville Morisey:

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

If you were impacted by the Fonville Morisey data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Fonville Morisey;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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