Data Breach

Continental Bank Data Breach: Know Your Rights

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You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you've recently learned about the Continental Bank data breach and are concerned about the safety of your personal information, particularly your Social Security Number, it's important to understand that you have rights. Lawyers are ready to help guide you through the process of protecting your identity and may assist you in seeking compensation for any harm or inconvenience this breach may have caused.

What Happened?

Continental Bank experienced a significant data breach, which was discovered on March 4, 2024. The breach involved unauthorized access to an employee email account, potentially exposing customers' personal information. The suspicious activity was initially detected between February 7, 2017, and August 28, 2023. Upon discovery, Continental Bank took immediate steps, including a password reset and a full-scale investigation with the help of third-party specialists.

The breach was disclosed to the Maine Attorney General's office official website. A total of 1,045 individuals in the United States were affected. Consumers were notified of the breach on April 1, 2024, through written communication.

Your Rights and Next Steps

Your personal information is protected by law, and there are specific actions you can take to safeguard your identity:

  • Monitor Your Accounts: Keep a close eye on your financial statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity. You are entitled to one free credit report every year from each of the three major credit bureaus. Visit or call 1-877-322-8228 to obtain your reports.

  • Credit Monitoring Services: Continental Bank is offering complimentary credit monitoring services through Cyberscout, which you can enroll in by visiting the provided URL and using the unique code given in the consumer notice letter.

  • Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes: Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit files, which prompts creditors to verify your identity before opening new accounts. Alternatively, a credit freeze will prevent creditors from accessing your credit report entirely. Contact the three major credit bureaus to set up these protections:

  • TransUnion:

  • Experian:
  • Equifax:

  • Report Identity Theft: If you suspect identity theft, report it to the Federal Trade Commission at or call 1-877-ID-THEFT. Additionally, file a report with local law enforcement.

  • Stay Informed: Educate yourself about your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other relevant laws. The FTC's website provides valuable resources for understanding your rights and steps to take following a data breach.

Joining a Lawsuit

If you have been affected by the Continental Bank data breach, you may have the option to join a class action lawsuit. Participating in a lawsuit can potentially provide you with compensation for damages incurred as a result of the breach. To explore this option and determine your eligibility, please complete the below form. Lawyers are ready to help you navigate this process and work towards a resolution that acknowledges the inconvenience and potential harm you have experienced.

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