An estimated 1.42 million adults in this country may have experienced
some type of fraud involving theft of their medical identification
information, a report from the Ponemon Institute claims. “The National Study on Medical Identity Theft” is based on findings
from 156,000 people who agreed to discuss identity theft in general.
Among those surveyed, 5.8% provided specific details about how they had
been hit by medical ID theft. Read the full article. [Computerworld]