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.