Levin & Perconti, LLP Notifies Individuals of Data Security Incident
Levin & Perconti, LLP is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of personal information. Levin & Perconti recently notified individuals of a data security incident involving unauthorized access to three employee email accounts between February 17, 2021 and November 24, 2021.
Upon learning of this issue, Levin & Perconti, LLP immediately launched an investigation in consultation with outside cybersecurity professionals who regularly investigate and analyze these types of situations to help determine whether any sensitive data had been compromised because of the incident. After an extensive forensic investigation and manual document review, Levin & Perconti discovered on August 17, 2022 that the impacted email accounts contained some personal information. Levin & Perconti, LLP has not confirmed use or disclosure of the impacted data, simply that they were potentially exposed. However, out of an abundance of caution, Levin & Perconti, LLP is issuing notices to anyone whose information was contained in the impacted data.
The impacted data contained the personal information of certain individuals, including their names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, financial account information, credit card account information, medical information, and health insurance information. Not all affected individuals had each of these data points impacted.
Levin & Perconti, LLP is sending notification letters to each potentially affected individual for whom it has enough information to determine a physical address. Notified individuals should monitor insurance statements for any transactions related to care or services that have not actually been received. For the individuals whose Social Security numbers were impacted, complimentary credit monitoring was offered.
Levin & Perconti, LLP has no evidence that any data has been misused. Nevertheless, Levin & Perconti, LLP encourages impacted individuals to take actions to help protect their personal information. These actions include placing a fraud alert and/or security freeze on their credit files, and/or obtaining a free credit report. Additionally, individuals should always remain vigilant in reviewing their financial account statements, explanation of benefits statements and credit reports for fraudulent or irregular activity on a regular basis and report any suspicious activity to the proper authorities.
Levin & Perconti, LLP remains fully committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information in its possession and has taken many precautions to safeguard it, including continually evaluating and modifying its practices and internal controls.
For further questions about this incident, or to determine if you are affected, you may contact the dedicated response line at 1-800-405-6108, available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
– OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION –
Placing a Fraud Alert on Your Credit File.
You may place an initial one (1) year “fraud alert” on your credit files, at no charge. A fraud alert tells creditors to contact you personally before they open any new accounts. To place a fraud alert, call any one of the three major credit bureaus at the numbers listed below. As soon as one credit bureau confirms your fraud alert, they will notify the others.
Placing a Security Freeze on Your Credit File.
If you are very concerned about becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, you may request a “security freeze” be placed on your credit file, at no charge. A security freeze prohibits, with certain specific exceptions, the consumer reporting agencies from releasing your credit report or any information from it without your express authorization. You may place a security freeze on your credit report by contacting all three nationwide credit reporting companies at the numbers below and following the stated directions or by sending a request in writing, by mail, to all three credit reporting companies:
In order to place the security freeze, you’ll need to supply your name, address, date of birth, Social Security number and other personal information. After receiving your freeze request, each credit reporting company will send you a confirmation letter containing a unique PIN (personal identification number) or password. Keep the PIN or password in a safe place. You will need it if you choose to lift the freeze.
Obtaining a Free Credit Report.
Under federal law, you are entitled to one free credit report every 12 months from each of the above three major nationwide credit reporting companies. Call 1-877-322-8228 or request your free credit reports online at www.annualcreditreport.com. Once you receive your credit reports, review them for discrepancies. Identify any accounts you did not open or inquiries from creditors that you did not authorize. Verify all information is correct. If you have questions or notice incorrect information, contact the credit reporting company.
Additional Helpful Resources.
Even if you do not find any suspicious activity on your initial credit reports, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommends that you check your credit reports periodically. Checking your credit report periodically can help you spot problems and address them quickly.
If you find suspicious activity on your credit reports or have reason to believe your information is being misused, call your local law enforcement agency and file a police report. Be sure to obtain a copy of the police report, as many creditors will want the information it contains to absolve you of the fraudulent debts. You may also file a complaint with the FTC by contacting them on the web at www.ftc.gov/idtheft, by phone at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338), or by mail at Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Response Center, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580. Your complaint will be added to the FTC’s Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse, where it will be accessible to law enforcement for their investigations. In addition, you may obtain information from the FTC about fraud alerts and security freezes.
If your personal information has been used to file a false tax return, to open an account or to attempt to open an account in your name, or to commit fraud or other crimes against you, you may file a police report in the city in which you currently reside.