How to Prevent Medical ID Theft

How to Prevent Medical ID Theft
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TRANSCRIPT: The data breach hits just keep on keeping on. The latest involves Premera Blue Cross very heavily in the pacific northwest and Alaska, 11 million peoples records compromised going back to 2002. This is right on the heels of what happened with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield with nearly 80 million people’s records compromised.

We’re at a point that more than one in three American adults have their medical information compromised. This is really serious because what these insurers have on you is so thorough. Your name, your birthdate, your addresses, your social security number, your bank account information, It is a treasure trove of mischief for people who are involved in identity theft to be able to cause all kinds of havoc in your life.

So, what can you do? Believe it or not there is something very effective you can do called credit freeze to protect you and freeze out the crooks. You want to know how to do it? Go to I’ll walk you through step by step. I’m Clark Howard.

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Credit Freeze and Thaw Guide 

Clark Howard About the author:
Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust. More about Clark
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