PHH Corporation Suffers Security Breach
A temp who had been indicted for identity fraud was given access to names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers.
PHH Corporation recently began notifying an unspecified number of people that a temporary worker at a PHH location had been indicted in connection with identity fraud unrelated to his work at PHH. The company learned of the indictment on April 3, 2013, and the person is no longer working at PHH.
However, the company determined that the temporary worker may have accessed, while performing normal job responsibilities, an impressively wide range of personal information.
That information may have included names, addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, birthdates, Social Security numbers, I-9 alien registration numbers and employee ID numbers.
"We take our obligation to safeguard your personal information very seriously," PHH president and CEO Glen A. Messina wrote in the letter. "We continue to take steps to help prevent this type of incident from reoccurring, including enhancing some of our policies surrounding temporary employees and access to data."
Those who may have been affected are being offered free identity protection services from AllClear ID until November 15, 2014. Anyone with questions is advised to call (855) 731-6013.