JJ Powell Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating JJ Powell, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The JJ Powell data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 2,800 individuals.


JJ Powell is a home heating and cooling service provider and commercial vehicle fuel and lubrication company. As a company offering home temperature regulators, JJ Powell offers heating oil and propane as well as furnaces, boilers, and A/C units. Additionally, JJ Powell offers gasoline and diesel fuel for commercial vehicles and heating oils, engine oils, industrial oils, transmission oils, and hydraulic oils. Headquartered in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, JJ Powell has 4 Locations in Clearfield, Philipsburg, Bellefonte, and Lewistown, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1952, JJ Powell has been serving the central Pennsylvania area for over 70 years and employs approximately 100 individuals.


On February 20, 2023, JJ Powell 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, JJ Powell determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on February 20, 2023. On July 14, 2023, JJ Powell began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from JJ Powell:

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 JJ Powell data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by JJ Powell, Inc.;
  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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