GILROY, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 27, 2017, a burglar broke into the office of Franklin R. Noto, CPA. Upon discovery, an employee immediately called the police and had the window replaced. Franklin R. Noto, CPA is notifying individuals of the incident because the burglar stole various items, including password-protected devices that contain limited personal information of individuals, which may have included Social Security numbers.
If you are not certain whether your information could have been affected, please call toll free number 1-888-454-1135, or write them at 7877 - E Wren Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020.
Given the nature of the information potentially exposed, Franklin R. Noto, CPA strongly recommends the following steps be taken:
- Establish and monitor free 90 day fraud alerts with the three credit reporting bureaus. Their telephone numbers and addresses are: Equifax (1-888-766-0008; P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374), Experian (1-888-397-3742; P.O. Box 4500, Allen, TX 75013), and TransUnion (1-800-680-7289; P.O. Box 2000, Chester, PA 19022-2000).
- Consider placing a credit freeze on your accounts which will make it more difficult for someone to open an account. For more information: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs
- If you become a victim or suspect identity theft, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at https://identitytheft.gov and law enforcement. The FTC also provides detailed and specific information about identity theft at their website, which we recommend you review.
Lastly, you are entitled to a free credit report every year from the three credit bureaus at www.annualcreditreport.com and one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft insurance has been purchased for individuals who have been affected.
Protecting personal information is incredibly important to Franklin R. Noto, CPA. In addition to the above, Franklin R. Noto, CPA notified law enforcement and the applicable state agencies, and it is reviewing security policies and procedures to ensure all appropriate steps are taken. Again, if you are not certain whether your information could be affected, please call toll free number number 1-888-454-1135, or write at 7877 - E Wren Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020.
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