Bartlett Dairy Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Apr 1, 2024 3:05 PM
Affected by Bartlett Dairy breach? Personal info including SSNs, addresses, and credit data may be compromised. Learn steps to protect yourself.

What Happened?

On March 26, 2024, Bartlett Dairy, Inc., a distributor of dairy products and other perishable food items in the northeastern US, reported a significant data security incident. This breach potentially compromised sensitive personal information of individuals associated with the company. The types of information exposed include full names, Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, addresses, proofs of current address, government-issued identification cards, and credit report information.

The incident was disclosed to the Massachusetts Attorney General's office, and affected individuals were promptly notified about the breach. You can view the full disclosure on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

Steps to Protect Your Information

If you believe you might have been affected by this breach, it's crucial to act swiftly to safeguard your identity and credit:

  1. Place a Security Freeze: You can place a freeze on your credit reports to prevent new credit from being opened in your name without your consent. This can be done by contacting the three major consumer reporting agencies:
    1. Equifax
    2. Experian
    3. TransUnion
  1. Monitor Your Credit Reports: Keep an eye on your credit reports from each of the three credit bureaus. You can obtain a free credit report once a year from AnnualCreditReport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228.
  2. Consider Fraud Alerts: Placing a fraud alert on your credit reports can make it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. Contact any one of the credit bureaus to place an alert.
  3. Review Account Statements: Regularly review statements from your bank, credit card, and other financial accounts for unauthorized transactions.
  4. Enroll in Credit Monitoring: Bartlett Dairy is offering 24 months of complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services through IDX. You can enroll by visiting IDX's enrollment page or by calling (888) 403-9225. Be sure to enroll by June 26, 2024.

Additional Resources

For more information on how to protect yourself from identity theft or to report identity theft, you can contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at their Identity Theft website or by calling 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338).

If you have any further questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact IDX's support center at the number provided above.

Affected by the data breach?

Join others and take action at no cost.

Weekly newsletter

Stay up to date with new class action settlements you may join.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Consumer Notice

This browser does not support inline PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF