AmeriFirst Data Breach Exposes Customer Loan Files

2021-04-27 15:32:00
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NOTICE: If you applied for or obtained a loan through AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. on or before December 10, 2020, and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777

AmeriFirst data breachOn April 12, 2021, mortgage lender AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. (AmeriFirst) discovered that its electronic data storage of customer loan files was compromised, resulting in the exposure of confidential personal information. The data breach reportedly spanned from December 2, 2020, to December 10, 2020.

According to AmeriFirst, exposed sensitive data includes:

  • dates of birth
  • first and last names
  • driver’s licenses
  • passport numbers
  • other government-issued identification cards and numbers
  • bank account numbers
  • Social Security numbers
  • tax identification numbers
  • Internal Revenue Service numbers

AmeriFirst has not disclosed how many customers were affected or further details about how the breach occurred. The lender recently began to notify affected individuals of the security incident, offering one year of identity monitoring services that include credit monitoring, fraud consultation, and identity theft restoration. Questions about the breach or service offer can reach AmeriFirst at 1-855-916-6196.

AmeriFirst claims to have implemented additional security measures designed to prevent the recurrence of such an attack.

Founded in 1989 in Arizona, AmeriFirst now has branches across nine western states, including five locations in California. The company has nearly 500 employees with annual revenues of $866 million. In 2019, the lender processed more than 10,000 mortgage applications reaching nearly $3 billion in total loan amounts.

NOTICE: If you applied for or obtained a loan through AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. on or before December 10, 2020, and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your situation and possibly developing legal options.