Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Carefree of Colorado, a member of The Scott Fetzer Co., regarding its recent data breach. The Carefree of Colorado data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT CAREFREE OF COLORADO:
Carefree of Colorado is a brand of The Scott Fetzer Company, a diversified manufacturing and marketing subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate. Founded in 1971, Carefree of Colorado began by manufacturing automatic roll-up RV awnings. Since then, Carefree of Colorado has continued to specialize and market awnings for RVs and homes while diversifying its product line into additional RV accessories. These accessories include sunshades, ground blankets, canopy clamps, side visors, and more. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, Carefree of Colorado operates an additional facility in Elkhart, Indiana, and conducts business with numerous RV dealerships throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe.
Recently, Carefree of Colorado experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Carefree of Colorado determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information by launching a ransomware attack on April 27, 2022. On February 22, 2023, Carefree of Colorado began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of information has not been disclosed by Carefree of Colorado. 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 Carefree of Colorado:
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 Carefree of Colorado 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 Carefree of Colorado or The Scott Fetzer Co. ;
- 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.