People Inc. Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating People Incorporated of Sequoyah County, which does business as People Inc., regarding its recent data breach. The People Inc. data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 8,700 individuals.


People Inc. is a behavioral health center offering services for youth, family, and seniors. As a behavioral health provider, People Inc. offers counseling and educational programs focused on addiction recovery, anger management, and parenting skill development. Headquartered in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, People Inc. has offered its outpatient care to the eastern Oklahoma community for almost 40 years.


On March 6, 2023, People Inc. discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, People Inc. determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between March 2 and March 6, 2023. Recently, People Inc. began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Care Plan
  • Scheduling and billing information

If you received a breach notification letter from People Incorporated of Sequoyah:

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

If you were impacted by the People Inc. 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 People Incorporated of Sequoyah;
  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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