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Professional Finance Company, Inc. Data Breach Class Action Investigation

by | Jul 6, 2022 | Firm News

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a law firm experienced in data breach cases, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to Professional Finance Company, Inc.

Professional Finance Company, Inc. is a Greenly, Colorado based debt collection agency that provides debt recovery services to various organizations, including many healthcare and dental providers. If you received a notice of data breach letter from Professional Finance Company, Inc. or one of their healthcare provider clients regarding the data breach, please contact us as soon as possible to understand your legal rights in response to the data breach.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Professional Finance Company, Inc., one of the nation’s largest debt collection agencies, detected a ransomware attack on its computer systems on February 26, 2022.[1] The investigation that followed determined that an unauthorized actor had access to certain Professional Finance Company, Inc. systems and obtained the personal information stored on Professional Finance Company, Inc.’s systems.[2] Professional Finance Company, Inc. admitted the breach involves personal information of patients and members.[3] Professional Finance Company, Inc. did not report the data breach to the affected the healthcare provider clients until May 5, 2022.[4]

WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?

Professional Finance Company, Inc. has disclosed the following information was included in the data breach:

  • full names,
  • addresses,
  • dates of birth,
  • Social Security numbers,
  • medical treatment information,
  • health insurance information,
  • accounts receivable balances, and
  • information regarding payments made on accounts.[5]

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL FINANCE COMPANY, INC. DATA BREACH? 

If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in responding to the Professional Finance Company, Inc. data breach, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco attorney Terry Coates at (513) 651-3700, email us at [email protected], or submit a Case Evaluation request through the form below.

[1] https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/pfcco40463296/2022/07/Website-Notice-PFCFinal-7-1-22272258623-1-00A272593853-1-NP-1-62bf381715122.pdf

[2] Id.

[3] Id.

[4] Id.

[5] Id.