Morley Notifies Clients of Data Security Incident
Saginaw, Michigan: February 2, 2022 – Morley Companies,
Incorporated (“Morley”), a provider of various business services, has learned of a data security incident that may have impacted data belonging to current employees, former employees and various clients. Morley has sent notification of this incident
to potentially impacted individuals and has provided resources to assist them.
The incident began on August 1, 2021, when Morley’s data became unavailable. Upon receipt of this information, Morley immediately took steps to secure its environment and commenced an investigation to determine what happened and to identify the specific
information that may have been impacted. In so doing, Morley engaged leading independent cybersecurity experts for assistance. As a result, Morley learned that additional data may have been obtained from its digital environment. Morley thereafter
began collecting contact information needed to provide notice to potentially affected individuals, which was completed in early 2022.
Morley is not aware of any evidence indicating the misuse of any information potentially involved in this incident. However, beginning on February 1, 2022, notice of this incident was provided to potentially impacted individuals. The notice includes
information about the incident and about the steps that potentially impacted individuals can take to protect their information. Morley also provided access to complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection services to individuals whose
Social Security numbers may have been involved in the incident.
The following personal and protected
health information may have been involved in the incident: name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, client identification number, medical diagnostic and treatment information, and health insurance information.
Morley has taken steps in response to this incident and has made alterations to its cyber environment to help prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
Morley has established a toll-free call center to answer questions about the incident and to address related concerns. Call center representatives are available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern time and can be reached at 833.325.1785.
The privacy and protection of personal and protected health information is a top priority for Morley, which deeply regrets any inconvenience or concern this incident may cause.
While we are not aware of the misuse of any potentially affected
individual’s information, we are providing the following information to help
those wanting to know more about steps they can take to protect themselves and
their personal information:
What steps can I take to
protect my personal information?
- Please notify your financial institution immediately if you detect any suspicious activity on any of your accounts, including unauthorized transactions or new accounts opened in your name that you do not recognize. You should also promptly report
any fraudulent activity or any suspected incidents of identity theft to proper law enforcement authorities.
- You can request a copy of your credit report, free of charge, directly from each of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies. To do so, free of charge once every 12 months, please visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll free at 877.322.8228. Contact information for the three nationwide credit reporting agencies is listed below.
- You can take steps recommended by the Federal Trade Commission to protect yourself from identify theft. The FTC’s website offers helpful information at www.ftc.gov/idtheft.
- Additional information on what you can do to better protect yourself is included in your notification letter.
How do I obtain a
copy of my credit report?
You can obtain a copy of your credit report, free of charge, directly from each of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies. To order your credit report, free of charge once every 12 months, please visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll free at 877.322.8228. Use the following contact information for the three nationwide credit reporting agencies:
How do I put a fraud
alert on my account?
You may consider placing a fraud alert on your credit report. This fraud alert statement informs creditors to possible fraudulent activity within your report and requests that your creditor contact you prior to establishing any accounts in your name.
To place a fraud alert on your credit report, contact Equifax, Experian or TransUnion and follow the Fraud Victims instructions. To place a fraud alert on your credit accounts, contact your financial institution or credit provider. Contact information
for the three nationwide credit reporting agencies is included in the letter and is also listed at the bottom of this page.
How do I put a
security freeze on my credit reports?
You also have the right to place a security freeze on your credit report. A security freeze is intended to prevent credit, loans and services from being approved in your name without your consent. To place a security freeze on your credit report, you
need to make a request to each consumer reporting agency. You may make that request by certified mail, overnight mail, regular stamped mail or online by following the instructions found at the websites listed below. You will need to provide the following
information when requesting a security freeze (note that if you are making a request for your spouse, this information must be provided for him/her as well): (1) full name, with middle initial and any suffixes; (2) Social Security number; (3) date
of birth; (4) address. You may also be asked to provide other personal information such as your email address, a copy of a government-issued identification card, and a copy of a recent utility bill or bank or insurance statement. It is essential that
each copy be legible, display your name and current mailing address, and the date of issue. There is no charge to place, lift or remove a freeze. You may obtain a security freeze by contacting any one or more of the following national consumer reporting
Equifax Security Freeze
P.O. Box 105788
Atlanta, GA 30348
Experian Security Freeze
P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19022
What should I do if
my family member was involved in the incident and is deceased?
You may choose to notify the three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, and request they flag the deceased credit file. This will prevent the credit file information from being used to open credit. To make this request, mail a copy
of your family member’s death certificate to each company at the addresses below.
Equifax Information Services
P.O. Box 105169
Atlanta, GA 30348
Experian Information Services
P.O. Box 9701
Allen, TX 75013
TransUnion Information Services
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19022