Data Breach

Simpson Strong-Tie Data Breach: Know Your Rights

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You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you're one of the individuals affected by the recent data breach at Simpson Strong-Tie Co. Inc., it's important to understand that you may be entitled to compensation. Lawyers are ready to help guide you through the process of protecting your rights and seeking any compensation you may be eligible for due to the exposure of your personal information.

What Happened?

On October 10, 2023, Simpson Strong-Tie, a leader in the building materials industry, discovered a data breach within its IT infrastructure. An unauthorized party gained access to the system, compromising personal information, including Social Security Numbers. The breach was swiftly made public via an 8-K disclosure on October 11, 2023, and federal law enforcement was notified. A total of 5,570 individuals across the United States were affected, with 2 of those being in the state of Maine. By March 19, 2024, Simpson Strong-Tie had notified consumers of the breach through written communication.

Your Rights and Next Steps

Understanding Your Exposure: The data accessed included personal information, specifically Social Security Numbers. This type of information can be used for identity theft and other fraudulent activities.

Immediate Measures: Simpson Strong-Tie has taken steps to secure their systems, including enhancing their security protocols and offering complimentary two-year credit and identity monitoring services through Experian. You can enroll in these services using the activation code provided in the notice.

Monitoring Your Information: It's crucial to monitor your account statements and credit reports regularly. If you detect any suspicious activity, report it to your financial institutions immediately.

Credit Reporting Agencies: You are entitled to one free credit report every 12 months from the three major credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. You can request your free credit report at or by calling (877) 322-8228.

Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes: Consider adding a fraud alert or a security freeze to your credit files. This can make it more difficult for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.

Legal Rights: You have rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and can learn more about them here.

State-Specific Information: Depending on your state of residence, you may have additional rights and resources available to you. For example, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island residents can contact their respective state agencies for further assistance.

Contact Information: For any questions or concerns, you can reach out to Simpson Strong-Tie at 1-833-918-4644.

Joining a Lawsuit

If you've been affected by the Simpson Strong-Tie data breach, you may have the option to join a class action lawsuit. By participating, you could receive compensation for damages resulting from the breach. Lawyers are ready to help assess your case and determine the best course of action. To join a lawsuit or to learn more about your legal options, please complete the below form. Your privacy and security are of the utmost importance, and taking action can help ensure that your rights are fully protected.

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