Bayer Heritage FCU Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union (“Bayer Heritage”) regarding its recent data breach. The Bayer Heritage data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 60,000 individuals.


Bayer Heritage is a credit union based in West Virginia. Founded in 1957, Bayer Heritage provides a range of banking products and services to both individuals and businesses, including checking and saving accounts, credit and debit cards, financial advising, loans, and online banking services. Today, Bayer Heritage serves nearly 36,000 members and has an asset size of over $600 million.2 Headquartered in Proctor, West Virginia, Bayer Heritage has eight additional locations across five states and employs over 50 individuals.


Recently, Bayer Heritage discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Bayer Heritage determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed this sensitive information between October 31, 2023, and November 1, 2023. On February 6, 2024, Bayer Heritage began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Bayer Heritage data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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