Did you receive notice of a data breach from Receivables Performance Management? You may be entitled to compensation for this company’s failure to adequately protect your sensitive information. Fill out the form to find out your rights »
WHAT’S THE ISSUE?
Hagens Berman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Receivables Performance Management following its data breach reportedly affecting 3.7 million people. The breach occurred after a ransomware attack on RPM after an unauthorized party first gained access to its systems in April 2021. It compromised sensitive information of the company’s customers, including Social Security numbers and names, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft. The RPM data breach was only reported in November 2022, leaving those affected unknowingly vulnerable for more than a year.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M AFFECTED BY RPM'S DATA BREACH?
You may be affected if you received a “NOTICE OF DATA BREACH” letter from Receivables Performance Management via mail in November 2022, despite having not heard of the company prior. If you have received this notice, find out your rights against RPM.
RPM works alongside other companies in other industries as a debt-collection service, meaning you likely did not give your information to RPM directly. Receivables Performance Management LLC is an accounts receivable company based in Lynnwood, Washington and works with companies in all industries, including healthcare, retail card, credit card, auto finance, utilities and more.
RPM DATA BREACH EXPLAINED
According to reports, Receivables Performance Management LLC was first breached on Apr. 8, 2021, when an unauthorized party gained access to its systems. A ransomware attack on the company was launched on May 12, 2021. During this period, certain files containing sensitive consumer data were accessible to the unauthorized party. Only on Nov. 21, 2022, more than 18 months later, did Receivables Performance Management issue notice via letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the data security incident.
WHAT INFORMATION WAS STOLEN?
Receivables Performance Management says the exposed information of 3,766,573 individuals includes names and Social Security numbers. This data breach is particularly threatening to consumers due to the severity of information leaked. The 3.7 million affected individuals stand to have their most sensitive information threatened, identities stolen and potentially face years of damaging fraud, financial loss and hardship.
YOUR CONSUMER RIGHTS
Receivables Performance Management had a duty to not only safeguard its information, but to maintain data safety and security. Hagens Berman believes that those affected deserve swift and just action from RPM’s negligence in securing its data. The firm is seeking to represent those affected through a class-action lawsuit filed December 2022.
TOP DATA BREACH LAW FIRM
Our legal team includes attorneys skilled in the area of data breach and security, with proven success in getting consumers the recoveries that they deserve. Hagens Berman’s legal team is comprised of tech experts, including a former federal prosecutor in the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. The law firm is one of the most successful litigation law firms in the U.S. and has achieved more than $325 billion in settlements against some of the nation's largest conglomerates.
NO COST TO YOU
There is no cost or fee whatsoever involved. In the event Hagens Berman or any other firm obtains a settlement that provides benefits to class members, the court will decide a reasonable fee to be awarded to the legal team. In no case will any class member ever be asked to pay any out-of-pocket sum.
WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE TO PROTECT MY IDENTITY?
We suggest that anyone who believes they may have been affected monitor their financial accounts for any suspicious activity. You may call Receivables Performance Management's U.S. call center for questions at 1-877-383-4802.
Many experts are recommending that consumers freeze their credit at all three of the credit bureaus. You may be charged for instituting a freeze. If you are, be sure to keep a record of what you paid to protect yourself from identity theft.
Some companies (notably Experian) purport to offer a service of scanning the “dark web” for your information. At present, we are not aware of what exactly these companies are doing or how accurate or reliable their services are. If you elect to use any paid service as a result of the Receivables Performance Management data breach, be sure to save receipts showing your payments.