PA: Benecard employees say data breach made them victims of tax refund fraud

Barbara Miller reports:

A class action lawsuit filed Feb. 26 claims prescription benefit company Benecard Services Inc., which has an office in Mechanicsburg, failed to notify former employees and customers of a recent data breach.

The suit, filed in U.S. Middle District Court by Harrisburg attorney Benjamin Andreozzi, is on behalf of five former employees from Pennsylvania, along with others affected.

Andreozzi said several employees and former employees had their tax returns rejected by the IRS, and were told someone had already filed in their name.

The suit claims the company learned of the breach around Feb. 13, and that current employees were notified Feb. 20 that some employees’ information may have been compromised, and that some had run into problems filing tax returns.

Read more on PennLive. At this point, Benecard believes the breach only impacts employees via a breach involving payroll records, but as the forensic investigation is not complete, it’s not yet known whether any patients may have had their information breached.

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