ELO CPAs & Advisors Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating ELO CPAs & Advisors (“ELO”) regarding its recent data breach. The ELO data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 15,000 individuals.

ABOUT ELO CPAS & ADVISORS:

ELO is a full-service accounting and advisory firm based in South Dakota. Founded in 1982, ELO provides a variety of services, including consulting, tax, audit, wealth management, and client accounting services.2 Today, ELO serves individuals, businesses, organizations, and government entities, providing expertise in a variety of industries, including agribusiness, construction, manufacturing, non-profit, retail, hospitality, and medical and health services. Headquartered in Mitchell, South Dakota, ELO has eight additional locations in South Dakota and employs over 80 individuals.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Recently, ELO discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, ELO determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on or about March 24, 2023. On January 18, 2024, ELO began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Bank account information
  • Tax return information

If you received a breach notification letter from ELO CPAs & Advisors:

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 ELO 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 ELO CPAs & Advisors:
  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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