Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Matco Tools regarding its recent data breach. The Matco Tools data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 14,300 individuals.
ABOUT MATCO TOOLS:
Matco Tools is an automotive tools and tool storage product manufacturer catering to the motor vehicle industry . As an automotive equipment supplier, Matco Tools offers a variety of products from ratcheting tool kits and diagnostic scan tools to a range of toolboxes to fit workers’ needs. Matco Tools are sold through a network of independent franchised mobile tool distributors. Headquartered in Stow, Ohio, Matco Tools has 3 additional locations in Utah, Tennessee, and New York, with distributors across all 50 states. Matco Tools employs over 700 individuals and offers franchising opportunities to independent businesses.
Recently, Matco Tools discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Matco Tools determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on March 1, 2022. On January 26, 2023, Matco Tools began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial account numbers
If you received a breach notification letter from Matco Tools:
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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the Matco Tools 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Matco Tools;
- 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.