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.
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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.