Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Wegner CPAs L.L.P. regarding its recent data breach. The Wegner CPAs data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT WEGNER CPAS, L.L.P.:
Wegner CPAs is a full-service accounting firm that specializes in tax and accounting services. Founded in 1949, Wegner CPAs offers specific services in business consulting, tax compliance and planning, payroll, audits, assurance, and more. Additionally, Wegner CPAs works with a variety of industries and business-types, including associations, construction companies, non-profits, the manufacturing sector, religious organizations, cooperatives, and more. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Wegner CPAs operates offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., as well as four additional offices throughout Wisconsin. Wegner CPAs conducts business around the world with an emphasis on operations in the United States and Germany.
On January 25, 2023, Wegner CPAs concluded that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and obtained. Through its investigation, Wegner CPAs determined that an unauthorized actor accessed and acquired this sensitive information. Furthermore, fraudulent tax returns were later discovered to have been filed on behalf of certain clients and individuals. On February 24, 2023, Wegner CPAs began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Driver’s license number
- Financial information (e.g., account number)
If you received a breach notification letter from Wegner CPAs:
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 Wegner CPAs 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 Wegner CPAs, L.L.P.;
- 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.