Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Citi Trends, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Citi Trends data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of current and former employees.
ABOUT CITI TRENDS, INC.:
Citi Trends is a retail store selling clothing, accessories, and home goods at discounted prices. According to Citi Trends, it offers the hottest brands and latest trends geared to urban customers.2 In fact, Citi Trends assets that it is the leading specialty value store for African American and Latinx families.3 Originally founded in 1946 as Allied Department Stores, Citi Trends has grown to operate over 600 stores across 33 states. Headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, Citi Trends employs over 5,000 people and sells over $750 million in merchandise annually.
On or about June 14, 2023, Citi Trends discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Citi Trends determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information on January 14, 2023. On June 21, 2023, Citi Trends began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Financial account information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number)
If you received a data breach notification letter from Citi Trends, Inc.:
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 Citi Trends data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by California Public Employees’ Retirement System d/b/a CalPERS;
- 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.