NY Firefighters Bravest Federal Credit Union Breach Impacts Members

Will Gendron
May 7, 2024 5:00 PM
Data breach at NY Firefighters Credit Union impacts members, personal info at risk. Enroll in provided credit monitoring.

The November 2023 Data Breach

On November 13, 2023, NY Firefighters Bravest Federal Credit Union experienced a significant data breach that impacted the personally identifiable information of its members. The incident was serious enough to warrant immediate action by the credit union to address the security vulnerabilities and to prevent future occurrences. In response, the credit union has reviewed its policies and procedures, implementing additional safeguards to enhance the security of member information.

NY Firefighters Bravest Federal Credit Union's Response

Following the discovery of the data breach, NY Firefighters Bravest Federal Credit Union took prompt action to mitigate the effects of the breach and to protect its members from potential harm. The credit union has provided two years of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services through IDX, A ZeroFox Company. This service includes superior identity detection and resolution of identity theft, which can be activated using the enrollment code provided in the notification letter to affected individuals.

For more details on the credit monitoring service and to enroll, visit IDX Enrollment.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information may have been compromised in this data breach, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect your identity:

  1. Enroll in Credit Monitoring: Take advantage of the complimentary credit monitoring offered by NY Firefighters Bravest Federal Credit Union to stay informed of any changes to your credit report that could indicate fraudulent activity.
  2. Monitor Your Accounts: Keep an eye on your bank statements and credit reports for any unauthorized transactions or alterations. You are entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus, which can be obtained through Annual Credit Report.
  3. Place Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes: Consider placing a fraud alert on your files to make it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. Additionally, a credit freeze makes it so that creditors cannot access your credit report at all, which prevents new accounts from being opened.
  4. Report Suspicious Activity: If you detect any suspicious activity, report it immediately to your financial institution, and consider filing a report with the local police as well as the Federal Trade Commission through IdentityTheft.gov.

For detailed instructions on how to place a fraud alert or a freeze on your credit reports, contact the major credit bureaus:

Taking these steps will help safeguard your personal information and reduce the risk of identity theft.

For further assistance and to discuss any concerns, you may contact NY Firefighters Bravest Federal Credit Union directly at 1-800-939-4170.

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