Advance America (ACSO) Data Breach Investigation
The Lyon Firm is investigating Advance America (ACSO) data breach claims on behalf of victims nationwide. The Attorney General of Texas is reporting hundreds of thousands of individuals impacted in the security breach.
On September 1, 2023, ACSO filed a notice of data breach after discovering that an “unauthorized party” accessed confidential personal information stored on the company’s IT systems.
According to reports, on February 7, 2023, Advance America experienced a temporary outage affecting its IT network. It was later determined that some accessed files contained confidential consumer information.
ACSO of Texas, L.P. is a financial services company and subsidiary of Advance America, a company that specializes in providing a variety of consumer loans. The company offers payday loans, cash advances, installment loans, title loans and other short-term loans to consumers in multiple states.
Advance America said the incident resulted in a possible leak of sensitive information, which could include the following:
- Social Security numbers
- Driver’s license numbers and other government-issued ID numbers
After an investigation, Advance America began sending out data breach notification letters to victims individuals with more details about the data security incident.
Data breach events have been on the rise, now impacting millions of Americans each year. Our privacy lawyers think any company who collects and stores personal data has a legal and ethical duty to protect that information. Should they fail and data is stolen, they could be liable for negligent IT security.
If you receive a data breach letter from ACSO (Advance America), it is important to understand what is at risk and how you should proceed to protect yourself. A data breach lawyer can discuss logical next steps and potential legal action. You may be eligible to file a class action privacy lawsuit. We work with some of the nation’s largest firms to ensure your security. Contact us now to discuss the course to pursue compensation.