The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has released a new video explaining medical identity theft. The purpose of the video is to educate the public about the many issues surrounding this topic.  The video was shot as part of an ongoing campaign to increase awareness about medical identity theft.  The campaign was made possible through a grant provided to the ITRC by The Rose Foundation.

The video features Eva Velasquez, President & CEO of the ITRC, in a candid interview format discussing the definition of medical identity theft, how consumers can protect themselves and what the signs are that someone has become a victim of medical identity theft.

“Medical identity theft is a little known, and not well understood issue, as evidenced by our recent medical identity theft survey results,” says Velasquez, “The ITRC is using its established expertise in this field to educate consumers and victims as well as broaden community awareness of this crime. This type of identity theft not only has a significant financial impact on its victims, it can have real life health consequences as well.” Velasquez added.

 

Shelley Studios, located in San Diego, produced the video, which will be continually distributed online through ITRC’s social networks.  In addition to being available online, it is the hope of the ITRC that organizations involved in the healthcare industry will use the video to educate employees and consumers. Organizations interested in training on the issue of medical identity theft should contact the ITRC.

 

To view the video, visit the ITRC’s Youtube station.  Viewers who believe that they may be victims of medical identity theft, or consumers who want more information, are urged to call the ITRC at 888.400.5530.

 

 

About the ITRC
The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft.  Visit www.idtheftcenter.org.  Victims may contact the ITRC at 888-400-5530.

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