Data Breach

First American Data Breach Investigation

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Shamis & Gentile P.A., one of the nation's premier class action law firms specializing in data breach cases, is investigating the First American Financial Corporation data breach. If you were affected by the data breach, your sensitive personally identifiable information may have been exposed, and you may be eligible for compensation.

About First American Financial

First American Financial, a major player in the real estate industry, has been providing comprehensive title insurance protection and professional settlement services since 1889. As one of the largest title insurance companies in the nation, it serves a diverse clientele including homebuyers, real estate agents, and lenders across the United States and internationally. The company employs over 5,000 staff.

What Happened?

On December 18, 2023, First American Financial Corporation detected unauthorized activity within its IT systems. This breach led to potential unauthorized access to various types of consumer information, including:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number Information
  • Driver’s License number
  • Government-issued ID number (e.g., passport, state ID card)
  • Financial Information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number)
  • Date of Birth

Your Rights and Next Steps

If your information was compromised in this breach, it's crucial to stay vigilant. First American has begun notifying affected individuals through U.S. Mail. They are also offering complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft restoration services through Experian. You are advised to:

  • Enroll in the offered services before the deadline.
  • Regularly review your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity.
  • Consider placing a fraud alert and a security freeze on your credit reports.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you believe your data was compromised due to this breach, you might be entitled to compensation. Lawyers are ready to help assess your case and guide you through the process of securing what you may be owed. Please consider filling out the below form to join a lawsuit and possibly receive compensation for any damages or inconveniences caused by this breach.


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