August 2, 2021

The medical data breach letter you received is not a scam

AMHERST, N.Y. — 500,000 people received a letter from Practicefirst stating that they are victims “of a data breach incident” that happened in December,” and the breach may have affected their personal information.

Viewers reached out to 7 Eyewitness News because they did not know if this letter from the Amherst based medical management company was a scam. We made calls, and we can confirm it is not a scam.

Ashley Stcyr of Newfane received the letter in the mail on Tuesday morning from Practicefirst.

“I opened it, and it was weird that there was not return address of anything on it,” Stcyr said. “It was addressed from a business I’ve never heard of before, so that kind of threw me off. I don’t know who my doctors use for medical billing purposes, and I’m sure nobody else thinks about that either.”

The letter states some of the personal information that was leaked…

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