During his 50+ years of experience, Bill acquired a vast diversity of experience in many industries and definitely offers you the assurance of knowing you are in the best hands for all of your tax needs.
WILLIAM L. MILNER
Certified Public Accountant
2257 North Loop 336 West
Conroe, TX 77304
April 17, 2020
DATA BREACH NOTICE
TEXAS BUSINESS AND COMMERCE CODE, TITLE 11, SUBTITLE B, CHAPTER 521, SEC 521.053
To my clients current and past, their employees, partners, shareholders and other parties:
I value your business and respect the privacy of your information, which is why, as a precautionary measure, I am writing to let you know about a data security incident that involves your personal information.
On February 26, 2020, a number of electronic devices were stolen from our home, while we were there and asleep. Among the items was a laptop computer that may have included your personal information such as name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, telephone number, copies of documents prepared by me, and other passwords and documents prepared by others supplied by you and used in the rendition of services. You may be included in this notice as a result of receiving a Form W-2, 1099, Schedule K-1 or other information from a client I served.
A monitored security system with entry sensors, motion detectors, glass breakage sensors and video cameras has been installed to provide additional security measures designed to prevent a recurrence of such an attack, and to protect the privacy of my valued clients and their employees and investors. Client data is now stored on an external device rather than in a computer, and is secured when not in use.
The burglary was reported and is being investigated by the Conroe Police Department. To date there has been no information regarding recovery of the stolen property or prosecution of the perpetrator(s). I am not aware of any incidents of usage of any personal information by unauthorized parties at this time.
While I have no expertise in the area of identity fraud, you should as a precautionary measure remain vigilant by reviewing your account statements and credit reports closely. If you detect any suspicious activity on an account, you should promptly notify the financial institution or company with which the account is maintained. You also should promptly report any fraudulent activity or any suspected incidence of identity theft to proper law enforcement authorities, your state attorney general, the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration and/or the Federal Trade Commission.
I regret that my victimization has potentially become yours as well. My personal information was there along with yours. I hope it stops here, and now.
Best wishes to all and stay safe from the virus,
William L Milner CPA
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