Data Breach

First National Bank of Michigan 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 National Bank of Michigan 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 National Bank of Michigan

First National Bank of Michigan, a community-focused bank established in 2006, operates primarily within the state of Michigan. With branches in Kalamazoo, Portage, Grand Rapids, Holland, Lansing, and Traverse City, the bank promotes its personal, long-lasting relationships with its customers. The bank’s stated mission is to support the local economy by ensuring that deposits are used to fund loans within Michigan, with all significant decisions made by seasoned local bankers.

The December 2023 Data Breach

In December 2023, First National Bank of Michigan experienced a security incident involving unauthorized access to an employee's email account. This breach occurred between December 11 and December 13, 2023. Subsequent investigations revealed that certain files accessible via the compromised email account contained sensitive customer information. Unfortunately, the specific types of consumer information exposed have not been disclosed by the bank.

Your Rights and Next Steps

If your information was compromised in this breach, it's crucial to take immediate action to protect yourself from potential identity theft:

  • Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly review your bank statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity. You can obtain a free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus.
  • Place Fraud Alerts: Contact one of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to request a fraud alert on your credit report, which warns creditors that you may be a victim of identity theft.
  • Consider a Credit Freeze: A more severe option than a fraud alert, a credit freeze restricts access to your credit report, making it harder for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name.
  • Report Identity Theft: If you suspect identity theft, report it to the Federal Trade Commission.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you've been affected by the First National Bank of Michigan data breach, you may be entitled to compensation. Lawyers are ready to help you understand your rights and guide you through the process of securing any potential compensation for damages caused by this breach. Please consider filling out the form below to join a lawsuit and protect your rights.


Remember, taking swift action is crucial in protecting your personal information and securing your financial well-being following a data breach. If you have any concerns or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out for legal support.

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