Advance America Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating McKenzie Check Advance of Iowa, LLC d/b/a Advance America regarding its recent data breach. The Advance America data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Advance America is a financial service provider offering small loans for individuals. As a loan provider, Advance America specializes in payday loans, installment loans, title loans, lines of credit, and cash advances. Additionally, Advance America provides money and debt management advice through its website. Founded in 1997, Advance America has served millions of customers across its over 1,200 locations in the United States. Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Advance America employs approximately 4,000 individuals across the United States.


On February 7, 2023, Advance America 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, Advance America determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on February 7, 2023. On August 18, 2023, Advance America began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license
  • Passport number

If you received a breach notification letter from McKenzie Check Advance of Iowa, LLC d/b/a Advance America:

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 Advance America 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 free credit monitoring service provided by McKenzie Check Advance of Iowa, LLC d/b/a Advance America;
  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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