On April 2, 2018, The Hannon Law Firm, LLC and co-counsel filed suit against Driveline Retail Merchandising seeking relief for all current and former Driveline employees whose personal information was compromised as a result of the Data Disclosure that occurred on January 25, 2017.
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What was the Data Disclosure?
On February 14, 2017, Driveline informed employees that they were a victim of an email spoofing attack that compromised employee personal information. The notice stated that the “phishing” email was sent on January 25, 2017, by someone who posed as Driveline management, requesting all copies of 2016 W-2s of Driveline employees. Copies of the requested W-2s were supplied in response to the request before the Driveline employee realized the email was fraudulent.
What Information was Compromised?
A file that included a copy of each of employee W-2 form from 2016 was sent in response to the fraudulent email. An IRS Tax Form W-2 includes the following information:
- Employee Name
- Employee Address
- Employee Social Security Number
- Employee wage information
How Do I Know if My Information Has Been Compromised?
The letter sent by Driveline stated all W-2s for individuals employed by them in 2016 were compromised.
Hackers use stolen personal information in a variety of ways. These may be further indicators that your information has been compromised:
- Unauthorized charges to a credit card or bank account
- Mail for an unknown credit card or store charge account
- Collection notices or calls for a debt that you don’t owe
- Errors on your credit report, including inquires from businesses you don’t recognize
- Being denied for credit, even though you have good credit
- Your electronically filed tax return is rejected
- You are required to prove your identity to the IRS in person to complete the submission of your income tax return
I was Employed by Driveline in 2016, what should I do?
If your personal, confidential information has been breached by hackers, we are here to help. We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your concerns and experience. Contact us by calling 303-861-8800, or by filling out the contact form below.