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On Q Financial Data Breach: Know Your Rights

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You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you've been notified that your personal information may have been compromised in the On Q Financial data breach, 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 suffered as a result of the breach.

What Happened?

On February 20, 2024, On Q Financial was alerted to a vulnerability in a product called ScreenConnect, used for remote access within their network. The company acted by patching the software, but an investigation that concluded on March 14, 2024, revealed that an unauthorized individual had exploited this vulnerability. This breach led to the exfiltration of certain clients' personal information, including names and Social Security numbers. A total of 211,650 people in the United States are affected.

On Q Financial has since implemented additional security measures to bolster their network. As of now, there is no evidence that the exposed information has been misused. Nonetheless, On Q Financial has reported the breach to the Attorney General's office in Maine and has disclosed the breach publicly on April 2, 2024. You can find the disclosure on the Maine Attorney General's website.

Your Rights and Next Steps

Review the Notice: If On Q Financial has contacted you about the breach, it's crucial to review the notice carefully. It outlines what information was involved and the steps the company is taking to address the breach.

Credit Monitoring: On Q Financial is offering complimentary credit monitoring services to those affected. To enroll, visit IdentityForce's website and follow the instructions provided.

Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes: Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit reports, which will warn creditors to verify your identity before opening new accounts. You can also place a security freeze on your credit reports, which restricts access to your credit file and makes it more difficult for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.

Stay Vigilant: Regularly review your bank and credit card statements for any unauthorized transactions. If you spot anything suspicious, report it immediately to your financial institution.

Obtain Your Credit Reports: You are entitled to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus once every 12 months. Visit to request yours.

Know Your Legal Options: You have the right to seek legal advice and representation if you believe your rights have been violated as a result of this breach.

Joining a Lawsuit

If you've been affected by the On Q Financial data breach, you may have the option to join a class action lawsuit. Such legal action could help you recover compensation for damages like identity theft, monetary losses, and emotional distress.

To explore this option further and to potentially join a lawsuit, please complete the below form. Lawyers are ready to help you navigate this process and work towards holding On Q Financial accountable for the protection of your personal information.

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