Vocality Community Credit Union Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Vocality Community Credit Union regarding its recent data breach. The Vocality Community Credit Union data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to more than 11,000 individuals.


Vocality Community Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative serving residents in particular areas of Northern California. Established in 1979, Vocality Community Credit Union was formed by residents of California’s Humboldt County seeking to provide an alternative financial institution to traditional banks. Over the next four decades, Vocality Community Credit Union expanded to offer membership to individuals living, working, or worshipping in Trinity, Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma counties. Today, Vocality Community Credit Union provides its members a variety of financial services, including home and auto loans, specialized rates and fees, a range of account options, and more. Headquartered in Garberville, California, Vocality Community Credit Union manages approximately $154 million in assets.


Recently, Vocality Community Credit Union 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, Vocality Community Credit Union determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a company email account between October 12 and October 19, 2022. On March 2, 2023, Vocality Community Credit Union began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Financial account number

If you received a breach notification letter from Vocality Community Credit Union:

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 sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Vocality Community Credit Union 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Vocality Community Credit Union;
  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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