Data Breach

Forbright Bank Data Breach: Know Your Rights

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You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you're one of the customers affected by the recent Forbright Bank data breach, it's important to understand that you may be entitled to compensation. This incident may have compromised your sensitive information, including your name, Social Security number, and limited financial account details. Lawyers are ready to help you navigate through this challenging time and explore your options for seeking justice and compensation.

What Happened?

On February 7, 2024, Forbright Bank experienced a cybersecurity incident that led to the exposure of personal documents belonging to a select group of customers. The bank swiftly initiated an investigation to assess the extent of the breach. It was determined that the incident was isolated and affected a limited number of customers. Although Forbright Bank has not reported any fraudulent use of the data exposed, they have taken the precaution of informing all potentially impacted individuals. For more details, you can review the full disclosure on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

Your Rights and Next Steps

Your privacy is paramount, and there are several steps you can take to protect yourself:

  • Monitor Your Credit: Check your credit reports from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion by visiting or calling 1-877-322-8228. You're entitled to one free report from each bureau every year.

  • Consider a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze: Place a fraud alert on your credit files, which makes it harder for an identity thief to open accounts in your name. Alternatively, a credit freeze restricts access to your credit report, which can prevent new accounts from being opened without your consent.

  • Review Your Account Statements: Keep an eye on your financial statements and report any suspicious activity to your bank immediately.

  • Take Advantage of Offered Services: Forbright Bank is offering 24 months of complimentary credit monitoring services through Equifax. To enroll, visit Equifax's activation page and use the provided activation code before the enrollment deadline of June 30, 2024.

  • Stay Informed: Educate yourself about identity theft and your rights by visiting the Federal Trade Commission's website.

Joining a Lawsuit

If you've been affected by the Forbright Bank data breach, you may have the opportunity to join a class action lawsuit. Participating in a lawsuit can provide a way to seek compensation for damages you've suffered as a result of the breach. By completing the below form, you can take the first step towards holding Forbright Bank accountable for the security of your personal information. Lawyers are ready to assist you throughout this process and help you understand your legal rights and options.

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