Blue Chip Financial Data Breach Affects Employee Email

By
Will Gendron
Apr 18, 2024 4:13 PM
Data breach at Blue Chip Financial exposed names and more. Enroll in free credit monitoring by July 31, 2024.
Blue Chip Financial Data Breach Affects Employee Email

The April 2024 Data Breach at Blue Chip Financial

Blue Chip Financial Corp recently experienced a significant data breach involving unauthorized access to an employee email account. After detecting unusual activity, the company promptly initiated an investigation to understand the scope and impact of the incident. This investigation revealed that certain personal information was compromised.

Information Exposed

  • Name
  • Additional unspecified data elements

Blue Chip Financial Corp's Response

Upon discovery of the breach, Blue Chip Financial took immediate steps to secure the affected email account and assess the overall security of their email environment. The company is committed to the privacy of personal information and is currently enhancing its security measures and policies to prevent future incidents. Additionally, Blue Chip Financial is offering affected individuals complimentary access to credit monitoring services through Experian IdentityWorks for 24 months. This service includes identity theft insurance and access to identity restoration specialists.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information may have been compromised in this breach, it is crucial to stay vigilant and monitor your financial accounts for any unauthorized activity. Here are some proactive steps you can take:

  1. Enroll in the complimentary credit monitoring service offered by Blue Chip Financial. You must enroll by July 31, 2024. Visit Experian IdentityWorks to activate your membership using the provided activation code.
  2. Regularly review your credit reports from the three major credit reporting agencies. You are entitled to a free credit report annually from each agency, which you can obtain through AnnualCreditReport.com.
  3. Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit files. This can help prevent new credit accounts from being opened in your name without your permission.

For additional protection, you may contact the major credit reporting bureaus directly to request a credit freeze or fraud alert:

If you suspect identity theft or fraud, you are encouraged to file a report with your local law enforcement and obtain a copy of the police report. You may also want to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

For more information about the data breach and how to protect your personal information, you can contact Blue Chip Financial directly at 833-931-5335, referencing engagement number B120034.

For further details on the breach and the services provided, you can access the full notice to consumers here.

By taking these steps, you can help safeguard your personal information and mitigate the potential impacts of this data breach.

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