Identity Restoration for Healthcare Providers and Their Families
Restoring your stolen identity can take countless hours, months, and even years.
You protect your practice, patients, and employees.
But what about your identity?
There are no foolproof ways to protect yourself from identity theft. Every two seconds, another person becomes a victim … and the consequences can be devastating.
If you think you or your family are immune to identity theft, think again…
- The average US family will experience identity theft within the next three years.
- Over 15 million people were victims of identity fraud.
- You are 40 times more likely to have your identity stolen than to have your home burglarized.
- After the Equifax breach, fraudsters may have close to 80% of working American’s names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth.
With OfficeSafeID, we’ll restore your identity so you can continue treating patients.
How we fix it:
- Place fraud alerts at the three major credit bureaus.
- Get copies of credit reports from all three credit bureaus and review the reports to identify fraudulent activity.
- Complete the Identity Theft Affidavit from the Federal Trade Commission to establish your rights as a victim.
- Contact the Social Security Administration, U.S. Postal Service, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Motor Vehicles, and other agencies as needed, to try to reverse any wrongful information, transactions, or misuse of official documentation.
- Submit disputes to credit card companies, banks, lending institutions, utility companies, cell phone carriers and more.
- Research and document any fraudulent transactions, false accounts, or contracts signed with creditors, banks, utility companies, leasing agents, medical facilities, etc., and make sure all erroneous information is removed from your credit file.
- Research public record databases to find and correct erroneous non-credit related information.
- Replace lost documentation, such as credit cards, licenses, passport, and/or government-issued documents.
“People who try to do it themselves report significant feelings of stress, anxiety, hopelessness, and even fear.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
WHAT IS IDENTITY THEFT?
Identity theft is the misuse of another person’s identifying information. An identity thief uses another person’s Social Security number and other identifying information to fraudulently open new accounts for financial gain. Criminals can use a victim’s identity to work, receive medical care and commit other types of fraud. Account takeover, credit-related fraud and tax fraud are common problems associated with identity theft
HOW COMMON IS IDENTITY THEFT?
According to recent U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 17.6 million people — or 7 percent of all U.S. residents age 16 or older — were victims of one or more incidents of identity theft. In the past six years, identity thieves have stolen $112 billion (2016 Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research)
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF IDENTITY THEFT?
Financial identity theft
Child identity theft
Medical identity theft
Small business identity theft
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IF MY IDENTITY WAS STOLEN, COULD I FIX THE DAMAGE MYSELF?
Yes, you could. But you should understand that recovering from identity theft is a long and arduous journey, one that can take up to six months, and sometimes longer. You might have to spend up to 200 hours on the phone with your bank, credit card companies, the three credit agencies, the IRS and other governmental agencies to restore your identity. Remember, those offices are only open during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, when most people have to be at work. Alternatively, if you’re covered by LibertyID, a dedicated specialist will fully manage the identity theft restoration process
WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MY IDENTITY
To reduce your chance of becoming a victim, learn how to protect your Social Security card, mail, checks, passwords, online activities, and all other personal data. The Federal Trade Commission offers tips on its website, www.consumer.ftc.gov. Unfortunately your actions can only help so much. Companies and even governmental agencies we entrust with our personal information have suffered large-scale data breaches, leaving us vulnerable. Get covered today.
When you enroll in the OfficeSafe Compliance Program by PCIHIPAA you and your family will be protected from identity theft. HIPAA protects patients and we protect you.
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SEE WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY:
I know of no other compliance company that provides PCI and HIPAA compliance, cyber insurance, and identity theft restoration. It’s nice to be able to go one company for the services that will protect me, my practice, and my family. The price is so reasonable. I recommend PCIHIPAA and their OfficeSafe program to any healthcare provider. It’s a no brainer.
Dr. David Frey DDS
Beverly Hills, CA