This case involves various plaintiffs who used a local tax preparation service. Their credit information was stored in a non-secure database which was accessible to the employees of the company. An employee of the company sold the personal information to local criminals. These criminals then colluded with employees of a phone company to fraudulently purchase multiple cell phones on behalf of the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs received bills from the phone company informing them that payments were due on their fraudulently created accounts. It is alleged that the tax preparation service was negligent in failing to secure customers’ private information. Further, it is alleged that the phone company was negligent in failing to flag the fraudulent transactions.