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Medical identity theft is on the rise. protect yourself and your data with these three tips!

1. Do Not Share Medical Information
While you may think your information is safe to share online, avoid putting out any medical details that could be used by an identity thief. Do not post any medical information on social media sites like Twitter or Facebook, which could lead to this data being sold to strangers.

2. Look for the Signs of Medical Identity Theft
When patients become victims of medical identity theft, many may don't know until three months after the crime happened, the MIFA study stated. Although the MIFA report said the majority of consumers believe their health care provider will prevent and detect medical identity theft, consumers should protect their credit by looking for suspicious activity. These signs include receiving a bill for medical services you did not obtain or notices for medical debt collection. Do not brush off this as simply a mistake and follow up on these indicators that you may be a victim of identity theft.

3. Be Active in Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report
In case you do find your information misused, you should challenge negative items on your credit report that you were not responsible for, such as items in collection. Write a letter or fill out a form to one of the three main credit reporting bureaus stating that you were a victim of medical identity theft and provide a detailed statement and evidence proving your claim.

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How You Can Fight Against the Rising Tide of Medical Identity Theft
How You Can Fight Against the Rising Tide of Medical Identity Theft
How You Can Fight Against the Rising Tide of Medical Identity Theft
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