Preventing identity theft should be a priority for consumers, and an identity theft prevention plan with privacy living principles as the foundation for identity protection, is the best identity theft protection.
Can you and your family learn how to prevent identity theft? Of course. Plan to implement privacy living principles in order to thwart fraud theft. Protecting identity is a necessary precaution today as identity thieves cash in on new types of identity theft including medical identity theft and business identity theft, two lucrative ventures for fraudsters that can be horrible nightmares for identity theft victims.
Prventing medical identity theft must be a priority as having your medical insurance policy hijacked could prevent you or a family member from having medical treatment authorized. Such a catastrophe could cause one’s injury or illness to be denied coverage with the result being damaged health or death to the real insured. An identity thief will not know how to grab your policy benefits when you keep your insurance company information confidential and free from practitioners’ data bases unless treatment is needed. Even then, be careful. Some very cautious consumers pay cash to the providers and then claim benefits under their policy for reimbursement.
Business identity theft is an expensive crime and a costly one to fix IF it can be fixed. For the highest level of protection, use identtiy theft protection measures as I write about in Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living.
My new e-book, Bank Secrecy provides business managers with privacy information and resources for anonymous banking. Look for it soon on the website.