Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating AAA Collections, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The AAA Collections data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an unknown number of individuals.
ABOUT AAA COLLECTIONS, INC.:
AAA Collections is a third-party collections agency that specializes in debt collections. Founded in 1965, AAA Collections has been run as a family-owned business for the last five decades. Today, AAA Collections serves small and large businesses to recover accounts receivable. Additionally, AAA Collections employs a range of collection methods, including letter-sending programs, skip-tracing, and advanced collections. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, AAA Collections conducts business across the United States.
On September 7, 2022, AAA Collections discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, AAA Collections determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information between September 5 and September 7, 2022. On November 16, 2022, AAA Collections began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of information has not been disclosed by AAA Collections. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial information
- Medical information
- Taxpayer information
- Personal identification number issued by the United States IRS
If you received a breach notification letter from AAA Collections:
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 AAA Collections 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 AAA Collections, 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.