WERCS Data Breach Exposes Consumer Names, Act Now

Will Gendron
Mar 15, 2024 12:13 PM
WERCS Wyoming Financial Group data breach may have exposed names and sensitive data. Learn how to protect your information.

The March 13, 2024 Data Breach at WERCS Wyoming Financial Group

WERCS Wyoming Financial Group recently experienced a data breach that may have compromised the personal information of its clients. The breach was discovered and immediately investigated with the help of third-party forensic specialists. Despite the swift response, the breach has raised concerns due to the sensitivity of the information involved.

Information Exposed

  • First and last name
  • Additional sensitive data (specifics not disclosed for security reasons)

WERCS Wyoming Financial Group's Response

Upon discovering the breach, WERCS Wyoming Financial Group acted promptly to mitigate any potential harm. The company engaged forensic experts to thoroughly investigate the scope and origin of the breach. To protect the affected individuals, WERCS has partnered with IDX, a leading identity protection service, to offer 24 months of complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection. This proactive step is crucial for helping potentially impacted clients monitor their accounts for any unusual activity.

Recommended Actions for Affected Individuals

If you believe your information may have been compromised in this breach, taking immediate action is vital. Here are several steps you can undertake:

  1. Enroll in Complimentary Credit Monitoring: Activate the credit monitoring service offered by WERCS through IDX by visiting IDX Account Creation or scanning the QR code provided in the notification letter. The deadline for enrollment is June 13, 2024.
  2. Monitor Your Financial Accounts: Regularly review your bank, credit card, and other financial statements for any unauthorized transactions. If you notice anything suspicious, contact the financial institution immediately.
  3. Check Your Credit Reports: Obtain a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus at Annual Credit Report or by calling 1-877-322-8228. Review these reports for discrepancies or unfamiliar activities.
  4. Consider Placing a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze: You might want to place a fraud alert on your credit reports, which warns creditors to verify your identity before opening new accounts in your name. Alternatively, a credit freeze will stop all access to your credit report. Contact the three major credit bureaus to set this up:
    1. TransUnion
    2. Experian
    3. Equifax
  1. Report Any Identity Theft: If you suspect identity theft, report it to the Federal Trade Commission at IdentityTheft.gov or call 1-877-ID-THEFT. Additionally, consider filing a report with your local law enforcement.

For any further questions or assistance, you can contact WERCS Wyoming Financial Group directly at 1-888-584-9519 during their business hours.

By taking these steps, you can help safeguard your personal information and respond effectively to any signs of fraud resulting from this breach. Remember, staying informed and vigilant is your first line of defense against identity theft.

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