As we head into the holiday shopping season, keeping tabs on our personal information is more important than ever.

That's especially true now after details of a possible massive local data breach are coming to light.

Dakota News Now is reporting that Sioux Falls-based AAA Collections has reached out to its clients in a letter informing them that their name and Social Security numbers could be compromised.

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The data breach dates back to a three-day period in early September when the company’s computer system was compromised and during that time names and Social Security Numbers were copied.

According to a AAA Collections filing with the Montana Attorney General's office, the company detected a 'security incident' with its computer system September 7. An internal investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party gained access to the company’s computer system on September 5 and continued to have access until September 7.

It took AAA until October 24 to review the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted.

The exact number of compromised hasn't been released, but South Dakota law requires any breach involving at least 250 people be reported to the Attorney General’s office.

Experian recommends doing any or all of the following to protect yourself in a data breach:

  • Secure Your Accounts
  • Initiate a Fraud Alert
  • Monitor Your Financial Accounts and Credit Reports
  • Freeze or Lock Your Credit File

The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

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