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New Tool Helps Protect Public From Identity Theft

Remember the days when protecting your personal and financial information meant watching out for pickpockets and purse-snatchers? In today’s technology-driven world, thieves have developed much more cunning and sophisticated ways to steal your identity. Despite severe penalties – those convicted face up to 20 years in prison – identity theft is now the nation’s fastest-growing crime, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. More than 10 million people become victims of identity theft each year. Thieves not only use their victims’ identities to open bank and credit […]

Identity Theft: It’s Not What You Think

By this time in 2007 it should be clear to just about everyone that identity theft is a real and growing problem throughout the world, but especially here in the United States where there is so much affluence (and of course available credit). The Federal Trade Commission reports that for the 5th year in a row identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints. In this article we will explore what identity theft is, how it is most commonly perpetrated, and how big of a threat it […]

How to Inform Patients About Identity Theft

Informing patients about identity theft risk is not a strict legal requirement but not informing them could lead to serious consequences, not only for the individual involved but also for the hospital or clinical practitioner who decided not to inform the patients of identity theft risk. In this article we will look at a number of ideas to help you establish how, when and whether you should inform your patients about the possible risk of identity theft. The first principle which you should always try to stick […]

It Really is Time to Worry About Identity Theft

All of us, no matter how careful, can become victims of identity theft. In fact, it was determined every three seconds another identity is stolen. In 2007 there were seventy nine million credit card and Social Security Number thefts according to major news media investigations. That was an increase of four million additional people over the previous years statistics, that had their identity or financial information compromised. This makes identity theft one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Anyone with a Social Security number and assets […]