UNM Foundation Notifies Community of Data Breach

May 19, 2017
Last month, the University of New Mexico Foundation discovered a computer server breach that may have compromised personal information for about 23,000 people. On Monday, May 15, the foundation mailed letters to the “potentially affected” donors, annuitants, foundation employees and vendors.

Last month, the University of New Mexico Foundation discovered a computer server breach that may have compromised personal information for about 23,000 people.  On Monday, May 15, the foundation mailed letters to the “potentially affected” donors, annuitants, foundation employees and vendors.

The breach may have compromised contact information, donation amounts and checking/routing numbers for 22,000 donors, plus other data – such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and banking information – for more than 750 employees, vendors and annuitants – individuals who receive annual payments from charitable gift annuities that benefit the university.

As our members’ trusted advisor, we are monitoring the situation and will notify you and impacted members if we detect suspicious activity. To date, we have not identified any fraud related to this breach.

We advise all members who are or have been affiliated with UNM Foundation to closely monitor their accounts for suspicious activity. UNM Foundation has hired a credit monitoring and repair service firm to help individuals possibly impacted. To read the full Albuquerque Journal article, click here.

Check here for ways to protect yourself and learn more about keeping your identity secure online, including information on VRS Elite Fraud Resolution Services, available at no cost for members of Nusenda Credit Union. This service can assist you in performing all the steps below.

If you think that you are a victim of identity theft, contact us immediately. Then take these steps:

  • Notify the three major credit bureaus and place a Fraud Alert on your credit report.
    • Equifax 1-800-685-1111
    • Experian 1-888-397-3742
    • TransUnion 1-800-888-4213
  • Close any accounts that were opened in your name without your permission.
  • File a report with your local law enforcement agency. Note your case/incident number and ask for a copy of the report; having the police report can help you clear your credit records.
  • Call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 to report that your card or number has been stolen.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) online or call 877-ID-THEFT (877-438-4338).

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