In May 2023, a Newport News, Virginia-based debt collection company called R&B Corporation of Virginia, which does business as Credit Control Corporation (CCC), gave notice to state regulators that in March of this year it “became aware of unusual activity involving certain systems within its network.”
After an investigation, the company determined that between March 2 and 7, certain files on its network were copied in a “cyber incident.” The information taken related to the customers of CCC’s clients, including those individuals’ names, Social Security numbers, and in some cases, driver’s license numbers.
In total, the personal data of hundreds of thousands of individuals may have been exposed in the breach, many of them customers of healthcare companies for which CCC collects debts.
Victims Have Potentially Valuable Legal Rights
Since May, CCC has sent notices to the many people potentially impacted by the breach of its systems, alerting them to the incident and the potential risks of identity theft and fraud they may face.
Cyber criminals target the computer systems of debt collection companies looking for names and identifying information like Social Security numbers they can use to commit fraud against financial institutions, government programs, retailers, and others.
Their crimes saddle victims of these thefts with unwanted debts, ruined credit scores and tarnished online and offline reputations that could make it difficult to rent a home, get a job, or secure a loan.
Years may pass before victims know the full extent of the damage done. Addressing the fallout can consume enormous effort and often costs tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention inflicting extreme emotional distress.
Victims of the R&B Corporation of Virginia/CCC data breach should not give up hope, however. If CCC notified you the penetration of its systems exposed your sensitive data, or if you have reason to think the cyber criminals who took aim at CCC may have obtained your information because CCC has tried to collect a debt from you in the past, you may have the right to take legal action against those responsible and to demand material financial compensation.
In a remote or in-person meeting, an experienced legal professional can review your situation, assess your potential risks, and explain possible steps our team can take to hold CCC or others accountable for the harm you’ve suffered or may suffer.
We have years of collective experience fighting for the rights of data breach victims like you. We’re equipped to investigate your personal and financial exposure to the breach and to take the necessary actions to secure fair compensation for your losses.
Contact a R&B Corporation of Virginia/CCC Data Breach Lawyer at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP, Today
The R&B Corporation of Virginia/CCC data breach may have exposed the sensitive personal and financial information of hundreds of thousands of innocent Americans.
If you’re among them, don’t wait to seek legal counsel about your potentially valuable legal rights and options. Contact a seasoned data breach lawyer at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP, or call us at (212) 445-7000 for your free case evaluation.