Medical Billing Company Employee Sold Personal Information to Identity Thieves

By Carlton Purvis A provider of technology-based services to the emergency medical services industry says an employee leaked information from its databases …[Full Story]

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LSU Health Patient Identities Stolen by Employee

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By David Lippman
LSU Health is already working to restore its reputation after an employee allegedly stole the identities of hundreds of patients. Police arrested seven people for their parts in the identity theft ring, including Pamela Reams, who worked in the billing department. Detectives say she admitted stealing personal information from a hospital database to write counterfeit checks.

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Protect Your Kids from Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft

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By Denis G. Kelly, Certified Identity Expert

Children are 51 times more likely than their parents to have their identities stolen. Children are the targets of identity thieves for a multitude of reasons. Specifically, children’s identities are more valuable to thieves because they have much longer “effective lives.” How many children check their credit reports? If an identity is not monitored for theft, then the thieves will perpetrate their crimes for a longer period. Additionally, children have untouched and unblemished credit records. A thief inherits the history of the victim. With a child, there are no defects because there isn’t a history.

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Holidays Bring Threat Of Identity Theft

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By Bloomberg Businessweek

December is a month that brings out hordes of shoppers searching for holiday treasures. It also provides a scenario in which those who prey on those shoppers can more easily operate. And while many unscrupulous thieves content themselves with the packages, boxes and bags they can lift from an unlocked car, others are looking to steal your very identity. For that reason, December has been declared Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month, an observance that coincides with the time of year when most identity crime occurs.

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Medical Billing Company Employee Sold Personal Information to Identity Thieves

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By Carlton Purvis

A provider of technology-based services to the emergency medical services industry says an employee leaked information from its databases to identity thieves. Florida-based Advanced Data Processing, Inc. says an employee illegally accessed the ambulance billing system and leaked individual account information to a theft ring suspected of filing fraudulent tax returns. The breach was discovered October 1st by the IRS.

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Minnesota: 10,000 Lakes and 24,000 Fraudulent Driver’s Licenses

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By Denis G. Kelly, Certified Identity Expert A recent review by the Minnesota DVS discovered 24,000 fraudulent driver's licenses. Identity thieves ar…Read More

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When Checking Accounts Rise from the Dead

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Travelers at high risk of identify theft, experts say

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