Keep Your Privacy While Getting Medical Treatment

Can a privacy conscious person keep her privacy in the face of a serious disability? Will a long term illness or treatment for an injury compromise a person’s privacy lifestyle? These are questions many will face at some point in their lifetimes. This piece will address potential privacy compromising issues one will face during a period of illness.
Calling a physician’s office may be the first privacy medical hurdle one has to clear as medical office personnel often attempt to obtain your health insurance information prior to making an appointment. You will be asked for your insurance company name, your policy and certificate number, and the doctor’s assistant will verify your coverage and co payment amount as you’re on the telephone. Your name, address and telephone number will be required information. Often your e-mail address will be requested but not required. Social Security Numbers will sometimes be requested and it is possible to keep this important identifier mum-and it is recommended you do so. Grant’s books are clear about how important it is to keep your Social Security Number confidential as you prevent identity thieves and other criminals out of your life while living a privacy lifestyle. In fact, preventing medical identity theft should be a primary concern as you get treatment as medical identity theft is one of the fastest growing white collar crimes in the country.
Once you have met the basic requirements for a medium level privacy lifestyle and have this identity theft prevention plan system in place, you will be prepared to avoid unwanted privacy invasions when an emergency medical condition warrants medical treatment. Your mailing address will not lead anyone to your doorstep, the telephone number provided for medical treatment cannot be traced to you or your family, and you can meet the requirements of your medical providers while keeping yourself safe during this period of time. If you need guidance on how to get started, we have resources that will help.
Free personal privacy courses are available for those who wish to receive these by e-mail. Courses are written by Grant Hall, author of Privacy Crisis and Privacy Crisis Banking.

Guest post by Beth Oslowski

Avoid Medical Identity Theft with Financial Privacy, Banking Secrecy

Unsuspecting patients normally provide the most personal and confidential financial information to medical providers’ office personnel, and place themselves at risk of becoming victims of medical identity theft. Through the use of financial privacy and banking secrecy, medical patients can avoid medical identity theft.

Readers may be interested in our free privacy courses and articles on personal and business privacy. Here are the links to our website’s topics relating to this article:

http://www.privacycrisis.com/idtheft.html

http://www.privacycrisis.com/private_patient_2.html

How can medical patients keep their right to financial privacy and prevent identity theft?

Patients should learn to exercise their assertiveness and refuse to provide privacy invasive information. Key parts of one’s personal life are necessarily kept secret to avoid the risk of bank identity theft, medical identity theft, and to protect identity from all who might attempt to commit a fraud crime of identity theft.

Banking secrecy should be practiced at all times. Medical service providers should not have credit card account numbers in their  files or the consumer being treated will be at risk of medical identity theft and/or bank identity theft, and credit card identity theft.

Financial privacy and banking privacy go a long way toward preventing medical identity theft. Prevent all who provide goods and services to you and your family from prying into your personal affairs. Do not  provide credit card numbers, bank account numbers to providers of medical services.

Pay bills privately with money orders or cash.

Keep your home privacy by utiltizing an offshore mailing address or other private address to receive your important correspondences. Home privacy goes a long way toward preventing medical identity theft and other forms of identity theft. Fraudsters will be unable to intercept your mail and case your house when home privacy is practiced.

Grant Hall

 

 

Live Under the Radar and Prevent Identity Theft

Is it possible to protect identity and avoid identity theft through privacy living? How can one avoid identity theft fraud without the use of questionable identity theft insurance? And how can we stop identity theft dead in its tracks as this white collar crime remains the fraud crime of choice for those who prey on the unsuspecting identity theft victim and his or her family?

Identity theft fraud ruins the lives of many who have no awareness of what consumer privacy should be. Indeed, personal privacy can be preserved when one initiates the principles in this article and in my books to live under the radar. And once a privacy living program is in place, there is no need for costly, privacy-invasive identity theft insurance. Here are some key privacy living principles to help you and your family avoid identity theft:

Financial Privacy Planning

You and your family have a right to financial priavcy and you must maintain a level of banking secrecy in order to protect identity and prevent bank identity theft, business identity theft, medical identity theft or the garden variety type of identity theft. Keep money matters private and focus on banking privacy to ensure that your money isn’t stolen from insiders or others.

Nevada Limited Partnership

Certain privacy advocates utilize an anonymously registered Nevada limited partnership to hold liquid assets. When this entity is set up properly, one controls money and assets and holds these assets anonymously.

Home Privacy

The use of the “Invisible Mortgage” has made the source of funds to borrow money for a home remain a mystery to those who might attempt to invade your home privacy or peek at your credit bureau report. This concealment of the source of the loan and the private registration of the property make one’s home address private, and these home privacy principles are essential to protecting privacy and identity.

Grant Hall

 

Financial Privacy: Protecting Privacy to Avoid Identity Theft

Your financial privacy goes a long way to help you and your family avoid identity theft.

Business and personal banking privacy combined with the concealment of all assets owned or controlled by you and your spouse will help avoid business identity theft, medical identity theft, and the garden variety, personal identtiy theft. And while the masses may provide their most personal and confidential data including their Social Security numbers, home address, business employer identification number, driver license number, land line telephone  numbers, automobile registration information, credit card numbers, and more to all financial institutions who ask for these identifiers, your  privacy  interests will be served when  you go against the grain, and keep all of the above, and more private.

I suggest financial privacy, especially banking and home registration information are the most sought after identity theft tools by identity thieves. Remember that some of my previous articles and blog posts cite specific cases where bank employees, medical providers’ employees, and other insiders have been caught stealing these pieces of data to use in their identity theft crimes.

A family whose home privacy is under control-privately registered without mention of any resident on the county paperwork, and whose household account, and other family members’ accounts are untraceable, will have taken the most important steps to preventing identity theft. And while such an identity theft prevention plan requires time, effort, and some extra expense, bank secrecy, and personal privacy protection are the best identity protection measures that can be taken to guard against the expensive, inconvenient, dangerous crimes of medical identity theft, busness identity theft, and bank identity theft.

Grant  Hall

medical identity theft prevention planning

Medical Identity Theft prevention is your responsibility

Quick fixes seldom provide solutions to a major problem. But that’s exactly what the uninformed try to do as they lean on others to solve personal problems rather than become self reliant, responsible and assertive. And make no mistake about it, identity theft is a personal problem that you need to learn how to solve yourself.

Take Responsibility for your medical identity theft prevention plan through “self insurance” by learning to adopt a high level privacy living lifestyle.

The public is always wrong.

Why have consumers not recognized the need to change their lifestyles and thwart the efforts of identity theft fraudsters? Living privately certainly can prevent identity theft, medical identity theft included, and is a cost effective way of buying “self-insurance” against an identity theft catastrophe.

Personal privacy living will provide the consumer with identity theft prevention measures without the risk and expense of identity theft insurance.

Think privacy.

Think about how much it will cost you if someone abused your personal information. Do you know that if someone has your full name, Social Security number, banking information, medical insurance policy number, home address, home telephone number and certain credit bureau file information, they can become you very quickly?  

We have a Free identity theft e-mail course that may be of interest to you.

Our best-selling e-book, Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living provides information on how to prevent identity theft through privacy living. You can learn how top level privacy experts avoid identity theft and all privacy invasions. The book is available for purchase and immediate download.

Grant Hall

 

 

 

privacy crisis protection articles

Protecting privacy is crucial today as privacy invasions abound. This article will provide access to privacy crisis resources. Articles, posts, our best-selling privacy book and other resources may be found through the use of this privacy protection article.

Travel Privacy during the Privacy Crisis.

Remaining anonymous as you drive prevents identity theft and empowers the driver to retain his/her travel privacy.

Preventing Identity Theft without Identity Theft Insurance

How can you protect identity without the privacy-invasive underwriting application and data privacy invasion that comes with traditional identity theft insurance? Identity theft “self insurance” through the use of high level privacy living tactics as explained in our best-selling e-book, Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living has worked for many privacy advocats. And once a privay living plan is in place, the money required for identity theft insurance premiums is saved. The concept of identity theft insurance is a controversial subject and certain identity theft insurance companies have been charged with fraudulant practices. Do you really want to give your Social Security number and home address to identity theft insurance company representatives?

How can you protect identity? You can protect yourself from identity theft when you understand how to implement personal privacy principles and methods into your lifestyle.

What about medical identity theft? It is the fastest growing segment of the identity theft crime industry. You can protect yourself from the horrible crime of medical identity theft when you are careful to protect identity during your medical treatment with medical providers.

Free e-mail information courses on all aspects of privacy living are available to readers.

Grant Hall

medical identity theft during the privacy crisis

Medical identity theft is the hottest new form of identity theft. This article provides measures on how to avoid the crime of identity theft, and medical identity theft in particular.

Often, the culprit and medical identity theft criminal comes from the most trusted and least suspected sources. Medical identity theft inside jobs occur all too often.

 Medical Identity Theft Inside Jobs

Making an appointment to see a new physician or other medical practitioner can take time and effort, and if you’re ill when you need to see the doctor, you may have a tendency to let your guard down, just a bit, and this could become a costly and hazardous mistake.

Criminals come in all shapes and sizes and usually have an inside track or know someone who does. Crime is an industry and people receive on the job training as they hone their skills and gain a reputation within the industry. For an idea of how crime really works, see the film, Heat written and directed by Michael Mann.

Key to Avoiding medical identity theft is NOT providing your Social Security number

Identity thieves are sophisticated criminals who rely on data banks to supply them with information on their targets. When the patient/identity theft victim’s SSN is known to the thief, he or she can tap into any number of resources that can result in a very expensive identity theft. i These confidential resources are sometimes used by an identity thief when the Social Security number is known : banks, credit card accounts, home and property records, vehicle registration records, business credit lines, credit bureau files, and more.

Clearly, providing your complete personal and business identity information endangers you and your loved ones. Imagine having your group medical insurance policy benefits being stolen by a band of thieves who obtain fraudulent medical treatment while pretending to be you and your family. What would happen if a family member later needed emergency treatment and you were in the middle of trying to resolve the id fraud case as your medical insurance policy was “frozen” pending the outcome of the matter?

For identity theft prevention including the prevention of medical identity theft, keep your most personal and confidential information, mainly your SSN, out of the data bases that criminals-including insiders use to commit the crime of medical identity theft.

Grant Hall

Keys to protecting privacy

Here are some of my most important privacy protection principles and the chapters where these key privacy living principles are found in my best-selling e-book, Privacy Crisis.

Financial privacy is essential for freedom. Who has any business tracking and tracing your money and property?

BANK SECRETLY

Make money and assets invisible. Open a U.S. safe deposit box without identification or a tax payer identification number or Social Security number. See chapters 15, 17, 18.

WORK ANONYMOUSLY

Prevent wage garnishments, beat government and private databases. See chapter 22.

HOW TO BE INVISIBLE

Lock out identity thieves. Prevent medical identity theft-the fastest growing i.d. theft crime in the world. Prevent unwanted intrusions. Hide your home address-no matter whether you rent or own your home. See chapters 6-8, 19

ENSURE COMPUTER AND TELEPHONE PRIVACY

Prevent government phone taps and e-mail monitoring…stop hackers. See chapters 13, 14.

HOW TO GET A “PERMANENT” U.S. DRIVER’S LICENSE

No returning to the DMV for 50 years. See chapter 4

All of this and more in my best-selling e-book, Privacy Crisis.

Look for my new book, Privacy Crisis Banking. Coming soon.

Grant Hall

Publisher’s note: We offer a series of e-mail courses FREE of charge. You may select one or all of these courses to be received by e-mail. Sign up here.

avoid medical identity theft through privacy protection

You can prevent medical identity theft and avoid all types of identity theft through privacy living. The Social Security number is the most important personal identifier and it must be protected in order to successfully avoid medical identity theft.

Avoid identity theft while protecting personal privacy

When scheduling a medical appointment, carefully guard your Social Security number, not just to avoid medical identity theft, but to avoid Social Security number fraud, too. Fifty million illegal aliens and countless white collar criminals who practice identity theft as their crime of choice want your Social Security number. Avoid providing your SSN to Ms. Senior Clerk who shoves forms at you when you arrive for your medical appointment or asks for it over the phone when you call to make an appointment for yourself or your family member.

How can you avoid medical identity theft through keeping your SSN mum when it’s “required” on the medical form? Take a peek at my article written on the subject. These happenings are true and will provide some guidance on how to retain your privacy when you need it most. You will find as you continue to live privately that communication is important to getting what you want. And for the record, I have encountered resistance only once in twenty years from a medical provider while refusing to provide my SSN.

Identity theft and fraud crimes are skyrocketing as an economic depression grips the U.S.A. And medical identity theft is making headlines these days. It’s especially dangerous if you or your family are medical id theft victims as this crime could cause your health insurance policy to be placed on hold, thus preventing you from receiving important treatment while the mess is being sorted out.

You may be interested in our Free information series on personal privacy living. These e-mail courses will provide basic information for those who want to live beneath the radar and protect identity through privacy living.

Grant Hall