Brown & Stromecki Agency, Inc. Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 15, 2024 11:07 AM
The Brown & Stromecki Agency, Inc. data breach involved unauthorized access to consumer data, including names and other sensitive information. Affected individuals are offered a complimentary two-year membership to Equifax Complete™ Premier for credit and identity monitoring. The company advises vigilance against potential fraud or identity theft and provides resources for further assistance.
Brown & Stromecki Agency, Inc. Data Breach

Understanding the Brown & Stromecki Agency, Inc. Data Breach

Brown & Stromecki Agency, Inc., a company dedicated to safeguarding personal information, recently experienced a data security incident. The breach involved unauthorized access to consumer data, specifically names in conjunction with other sensitive information, referred to as Variable Data 1. Upon discovering the incident, Brown & Stromecki Agency, Inc. took immediate action to address the breach and enhance security measures to prevent future occurrences.

If you are concerned that your information may have been compromised, it's crucial to remain vigilant against potential fraud or identity theft. As a precautionary measure, Brown & Stromecki Agency, Inc. is offering affected individuals a complimentary two-year membership to Equifax Complete™ Premier. This service provides credit and identity monitoring, which can alert you to any misuse of your personal information. Importantly, enrolling in this service will not impact your credit score.

To take advantage of the free credit and identity monitoring, please follow the provided instructions before the specified enrollment deadline. For more detailed information, you can review the full Notice to Consumers on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

Immediate Steps to Protect Your Information

  • Review Your Accounts: Regularly check your bank statements and credit reports for any signs of unauthorized transactions or changes.
  • Activate Free Credit Monitoring: Use the Equifax Complete™ Premier service offered by Brown & Stromecki Agency, Inc. to monitor your credit activity.
  • Obtain Your Credit Reports: You are entitled to one free credit report every 12 months from each of the three major credit bureaus. Visit AnnualCreditReport.com or call 1-877-322-8228 to request your reports.
  • Consider Fraud Alerts or Credit Freezes: Placing a fraud alert on your credit files makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. A credit freeze provides even greater protection by restricting access to your credit report.

Resources for Further Assistance

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC): If you suspect identity theft or need more information on protecting your identity, contact the FTC at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338) or visit their identity theft website.
  • State Attorney General: For residents of Massachusetts, you can reach out to the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General at 1-617-727-8400 or visit their contact page for more assistance.

Final Thoughts

We understand that this data breach may cause concern. Brown & Stromecki Agency, Inc. sincerely regrets any inconvenience and assures you that they are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your personal information. For additional questions or support, do not hesitate to contact their dedicated helpline at 855-456-0191, available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST.

Remember, staying informed and proactive is the best defense against the repercussions of a data breach. Take the recommended steps to protect your personal information and consider utilizing the resources offered to you.

_Source: Massachusetts Attorney General's Office_

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