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Medical Identity Theft: How to Avoid It

I read a great article on the Wall Street Journal’s weekend edition, August 8-9, 2015 entitled, “The Doctor Bill From Identity Thieves” by Stephanie Armour.  The article can be found at http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-identity-theft-sticks-you-with-hospital-bills or by visiting a local library to see the WSJ.  Along with the sad personal stories of what can happen when medical information is stolen, there is a nice companion piece  on the “Five Tips To Avoid Being a Victim” at http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2015/08/07/5-things-medical-identity-theft-and-how-to-avoid-it/.

Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS – APD, Foothills Area Command