Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Wescom Central Credit Union regarding its recent data breach. The Wescom Central Credit Union data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 34,500 individuals.
ABOUT WESCOM CENTRAL CREDIT UNION:
Wescom Central Credit Union is a credit union serving individuals and small businesses in the Los Angeles area. As a member-owned financial institution, Wescom Central Credit Union provides accounts to anyone living or working in the Los Angeles area and any UCLA alumni. Wescom Central Credit Union offers checking and savings accounts, credit cards, and auto, personal, and home loans. Founded in 1934, Wescom Central Credit Union began as a credit union for Pacific Telephone employees to help them obtain loans. Today, Wescom Central Credit Union has expanded into a credit union with 24 branch locations and over $6 billion in assets. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, Wescom Central Credit Union has over 200,000 members and employs approximately 650 individuals.
On May 19, 2023, Wescom Central Credit Union 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, Wescom Central Credit Union determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a vulnerability in email security gateway used by Westcom Central Credit Union between October 30, 2022 and May 30, 2023. On October 20, 2023, Wescom Central Credit Union began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial account number
If you received a breach notification letter from Wescom Central Credit Union:
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 Wescom Central Credit Union 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 Wescom Central Credit Union;
- 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.