how to protect your identity with one personal privacy decision

The single most important personal privacy decision you can make to protect your identity and avoid identity theft is to refuse to provide your Social Security number to anyone unless you are required by law to provide it.

Prevent identity theft through personal privacy living that includes guarding your Social Security number. And when you do this, there will be positive personal privacy gained as money, assets, home, property, and other personal information will be difficult to access when the identity thief cannot find your SSN anywhere.

If you’re liable for taxes, it will be necessary to provide your SSN on a personal tax return. Those in the know limit their use of this nine digit numberical identifier to the tax return. Nothing else unless a statute requires providing it. The other exception may be that when a good or service is so valuable that the providing of the SSN to receive said good or service might justify giving it to the agency or business requesting it.

I have not memorized my SSN. So, in the event someone or an agency requests it, advance notice will be required in order for me to comply-if I decide to comply.

You may be interested in our Free information series on how to prevent identity theft. This series is available by e-mail to those who request it.

For those who want other Free information on other aspects of personal privacy and business privacy living principles and methods, check here.

Our best-selling identity theft book, Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living is offered for sale and can be downloaded immediately. You can begin reading the book within five minutes from now!

Grant Hall

Protect identity and the secret to avoiding identity theft

Consumer privacy principles will provide identity theft self insurance.  One secret used to protect identity and avoid identity theft is the use of a pen name as explained in this anonymous living article.

Official uses of a true identity

One may choose to use a pen name or an alternate name for all non-official purposes.

All official business including contacts with government agencies, police and law enforcement, property matters and other official business require one’s true identity. Also, use your true name any other time the laws in your jurisdiction require you to do so.

Right to privacy

Are you exercising your rights to privacy and your right to protect your identity? Protect identity through the use of an alternate name or a pen name for identity protection and privacy purposes.

How to create a new identity and how to disappear completely and never be found

Generally, one may begin to use any name he/she chooses for privacy purposes.

Common names are best suited for the purpose of personal privacy and to avoid identity theft. One can create a new identity without going through the courts in most western civilization countries.

Please check the laws in your state or country prior to using a new identity whether the purpose is to protect identity or accomplish other personal privacy or business privacy goals and objectives.

Once a new identification is assumed for all non-official business, an individual can easily avoid a privacy invasion that another may be subjected to when unnecessarily providing their true name when not required by law to do so.

For instance, you may be at risk of a privacy invasion when you allow personnel at the service station to know your true name, home address, home phone number and credit card information. One who uses an alternate name, mail drop address, anonymous cell phone number and pays for car services with cash may avoid a privacy invasion.

You can avoid identity theft and protect identity. You may be interested in a free course on how to protect identity and our personal privacy book and identity theft book, an e-book, Privacy Crisis; Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living.


Grant Hall

Medical identity theft protection without id theft insurance premiums

Principles of privacy living will provide medical identity theft protection while eliminating the need for id theft insurance. This article outlines consumer privacy living principles that prevent and  eliminate medical id fraud.

Social Security number and date of birth

These two crucial identifiers provide a medical identity thief with a pathway to your personal and confidential data that may be retrieved through the tapping of various databases. Avoid providing the date of birth unless absolutely necessary when obtaining medical treatment. I NEVER provide an SSN to a medical provider.

Home address and home telephone number

Neither is necessary for a medical provider to have and substitutes may be used instead of the real thing. Learn how to use a mail nominee and obtain telephone service anonymously.

Privacy living is essential for avoiding medial identity theft.

Identity theft insurance or identity protection through consumer privacy

Take charge of your medical identity theft protection program by self insuring your identity. Through privacy living, you can avoid a privacy invasion and thwart the efforts of an identity thief.

Identity theft insurance companies require personal and confidential information prior to the issuance of an id theft policy. Do you really want many thousands of employees of a giant corporation knowing where you live? Aside from the obvious dangers of having strangers know where you sleep, identity theft insurance is NOT the gateway to avoiding identity theft or medical identity theft in particular. Instead of turning your life’s most personal and private data over to strangers, we advise an identity theft self insurance plan. CLICK HERE to learn how to protect your identity and prevent identity theft.

medical identity theft prevention and patient behavior

Based on the available research concerning the medical identity theft epidemic, most cases could have been prevented.

Avoid becoming an identity theft victim.

Worried about id theft and the cost of the fastest growing segment of identity theft fraud, medical identity theft? Consider your behavior as a medical patient as a highly effective means of identity protection.

The statistics below come from the following website:

It will pay you to avoid medical identity theft as the average cost is over $20,000 per id theft and 5.8% of American adults have had their identity stolen for the purpose defrauding a medical provider in order to use available medical benefits of the identity theft victim.

Assertiveness training will help you avoid identity theft while protecting your personal privacy.

I know you’re sick or injured and in pain when you see that new physician, and you may not feel like bucking the system to protect your identity. And your first contact will be with his staff of clerks who attempt to justify their salaries by collecting every bit of information possible-just in case they need it to track and trace you if you are late on  your co-payment, or try to skip out on the bill. That’s why Ms. Senior Clerk will badger you for your employment information, home telephone number, date of birth, drivers license and Social Security number.

Be extra careful and guard your insurance data and personal data to preserve and protect yourself from a medical identity theft.

Today’s entry level work force changes so often  that you have no idea what new clerk is going to see your personal and confidential information next month or the month after that, or whenever the doctors change personnel to manage their front office. You could be empowering an undesirable character if you allow your important data to be entered into medical provider data bases.

For the best possible defense against the crime of medical identity theft, do not share you home address, banking information, home telephone number or Social Security number with others.

High level privacy living may save you the $20,000 that the average medical identity theft costs today.


Grant Hall