Local food workers' union hacked

Monday, in a letter mailed out to thousands of former and current Local 655 members, a warning of identity theft after its joint pension plan was hacked back in July.

ST. LOUIS - Thousands of current and former St. Louis area grocery store workers have received a letter informing them they might be the victims of a ransomware attack.

The attack happened against the UFCW Local 655 Food Employers Joint Pension Plan back in July. Investigators say it's possible, but highly unlikely that personal information, including individuals' names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and bank account information was stolen.

Anyone who has worked for the food workers' union over the past decades received the letter, even if they were not involved in the pension plans. Workers must have worked for the union for at least 10 years to be eligible.

The UFCW Local 655 Food Employers union employs people at Dierbergs, Schnucks and Shop N Save, among others.

UFCW is offering those affected with 12 months of credit monitoring and identity theft restoration services.

You can obtain a free credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling (877) 322-8228.

Local 655 Letter by martellaro on Scribd


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