IN THE WORKPLACE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: My health insurance provider insists on using my Social Security number (SSN) as my subscriber ID number. Is there a law that prohibits this?

Financial identity theft may be discovered when the victim is notified by a company to verify if an application, which has been submitted, is an authorized application. The following steps are recommended:

Top 13 Things Every Taxpayer Should Know about Identity Theft

The following information has been provided to the ITRC by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Identity Protection.   The IRS/ITRC Solution 34 gives the consumer or victim a comprehensive look at the efforts of the IRS to address IRS issues caused by identity theft (see also IRS/ITRC Fact Sheet 143).

Identity theft is a crime in which the imposter obtains key pieces of information, such as a Social Security or driver's license number.  The crime occurs when the thief uses this "personal identifying information" for their own gain. The victim is left with a tainted reputation and the complicated task of restoring his or her good name.

New Medicare Cards to No Longer Show SSN

The government is making some much-needed changes to Medicare over the course of the next couple years, and it’s important that stakeholders get the word out now in order to prevent scams and fraud.

Mom Doesn’t Want a Scam for Mother’s Day

With the power of social media and internet retailing, it’s easier than ever to find the right gift for anyone on your list.

New Google Doc Scam: Don’t Open that Document!

For years, hackers have relied on emailed attachments, Word docs, and hyperlinks to coerce their victims into installing malicious software. Now, a new threat is circulating widely online, one that relies on a common tool to encourage you to click: Google Docs.

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