Dollar Energy Fund Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Dollar Energy Fund, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Dollar Energy Fund data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 28,500 individuals.


Dollar Energy Fund is a nonprofit organization in Pennsylvania offering financial assistance to households and those with limited income to maintain utility services. Founded in 1983, Dollar Energy Fund administers hardship programs for 50 utility companies across 18 states. As one of the largest hardship funds in the country, Dollar Energy Fund offers a variety of programs, including financial assistance for utility, gas, water, and electric. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dollar Energy Fund partners with over 450 community-based organizations and employs over 50 individuals.


On February 5, 2023, Dollar Energy Fund 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, Dollar Energy Fund determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between January 31 and February 5, 2023. On September 28, 2023, Dollar Energy Fund 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 Dollar Energy Fund, 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

If you were impacted by the Dollar Energy Fund 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 Dollar Energy Fund, 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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