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  • What to Do When Thieves Snatch Your Medical Identity

    Posted on April 21st, 2008 NewSunSEO No comments

    Been breached? If you know—or even suspect—that your medical identity has been stolen, take these steps now.

    • Get a copy of your medical records from healthcare providers and review them to make sure they’re consistent with treatment you’ve received.

    • Ask your insurer for copies of all “Explanation of Benefits” statements for the past year. (You may be able to get them online.) Review these for accuracy, too.

    • Get a free copy of your credit report from one of the three credit bureaus. (Through, you can obtain a free report once a year from each of the three companies.) Sometimes collection notices for unpaid bills alert victims to theft.

    • File a police report if you’re a victim. It may encourage providers and your insurer to correct your records promptly.

    For a more detailed description of actions you can take, the World Privacy Forum offers these tips.

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