Dollar Energy Fund
Data Breach Class Action

October 25, 2023 -- Attention: victims of the Dollar Energy Fund data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the recently announced Dollar Energy Fund data breach.

On February 5, 2023, Dollar Energy Fund encountered a network disruption that affected its file access capabilities. Dollar Energy Fund reported the incident to law enforcement and engaged computer specialists for assistance. The subsequent investigation revealed that an unauthorized entity had accessed specific information on Dollar Energy Fund's network between January 31, 2023, and February 5, 2023. Dollar Energy Fund is notifying individuals who may potentially be impacted. Upon uncovering the incident, Dollar Energy Fund immediately launched an investigation and implemented additional security measures to fortify its network.

As a result of the data breach, Dollar Energy Fund is offering 24 months of free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Approximately 28,000 individuals were affected by the Dollar Energy Fund data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: names and Social Security numbers.

Additional information about the Dollar Energy Fund data breach may be found here: Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Dollar Energy Fund Data Breach Notification.

Dollar Energy Fund operates as a 501(c)(3) organization and aims to enhance the quality of life for households undergoing financial hardships by delivering direct utility assistance for self-sufficiency. The organization disburses utility assistance grants precisely calibrated to either restore service or prevent termination directly to customers' accounts. Serving as the last resort for many, it fills the gap for individuals who do not qualify for federal, state, or other assistance programs. Dollar Energy Fund collaborates with community-based agencies to introduce applicants to additional resources that could benefit their households. It employs a unique funding model where partnering utility companies match donations dollar-for-dollar. These utility partners also contribute donations to cover Dollar Energy Fund's administrative costs, thus ensuring that all donor contributions directly fund utility assistance grants. Additionally, the organization sustains itself and its programs by engaging in social enterprise initiatives, such as offering call center services and software solutions.

For more information about steps you can take to possibly reduce the chances harm arising from a data breach, please review the following article: What are some steps you can take if you've been the victim of a data breach?

If you believe you are a victim of the Dollar Energy Fund data breach, and would like to participate in a class action lawsuit regarding this data breach, please submit your information via the form on this webpage. This website is not associated with nor authorized by Dollar Energy Fund or any affiliated companies.