Recently, SCUF Gaming International, LLC (“SCUF Gaming”) announced a consumer data breach stemming from an incident in which a hacker may have accessed and obtained customers’ personal and financial information. On October 21, 2021, SCUF Gaming sent out more than 30,000 data breach notification letters to affected parties, informing them that their information may have been compromised. This particular breach is especially concerning, as the compromised information includes customers’ names, email addresses, billing addresses, credit card numbers, expiration dates, and CVV numbers. This information, if it ends up in the hands of a criminal, is certainly enough to commit identity theft.
If you are among those who received a data breach notification from SCUF Gaming, it is important that you take the letter seriously. Even if you do not notice any signs of unauthorized activity on your account, your information may be in the hands of someone who later intends to use it. While it is too early to tell if SCUF Gaming mishandled customers’ information, if so, affected parties may be able to pursue a data breach or consumer privacy claim against the company.
Can You Take Legal Action Against SCUF Gaming International, LLC.?
When you make a purchase through SCUF Gaming or any other online retailer, you trust your credit card information and other personal information are in good hands. And, most of the time, it is. However, occasionally, companies mishandle customers’ information. When this happens, a company may be liable through a data breach lawsuit. While it is too early to tell if SCUF Gaming took the precautions required under the law, our data breach lawyers are currently investigating whether there is a possible class action lawsuit against SCUF Gaming based on the recent data breach. If you have questions about your ability to bring a SCUF Gaming class action lawsuit, it is important you reach out to a data breach lawyer as soon as possible.
What to Do to Protect Yourself if You Received a Data Breach Notification Letter from SCUF Gaming
While receiving a letter does not mean that you will fall victim to identity theft, it is a distinct possibility. If you received a letter from SCUF Gaming International, LLC, indicating that your credit card information was compromised in the recent hacking event, it is important that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself from the very real threat of identity theft and unauthorized charges on your credit card. Consumer privacy and data breach lawyers who represent victims of identity theft in the wake of a data breach recommend you take the following steps:
- Carefully read the data breach notification letter to determine what information was accessed by an unauthorized party;
- Make a copy of the letter your records;
- Sign up for free credit monitoring service provided by SCUF Gaming;
- Change passwords to all online accounts;
- Consider closing affected credit cards;
- Check your bank account and credit card statements for any signs of unauthorized activity;
- Regularly monitor your credit report for any signs of fraud or …….