Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Financial Privacy


Keep Your Social Security Number Safe

Privacy advocates warn consumers to guard their Social Security Number carefully since it can be used by thieves to steal identities. Unfortunately, our Social Security Numbers are readily available and can often be found in our wallets and mailboxes.

75 percent of those who responded to a recent Consumer Union online survey reported that their Social Security Number appears on their health insurance cards, which they usually keep in their wallets. Some health insurance companies have stopped using Social Security Numbers for identification purposes, but most still use them. That leaves too many of us easy targets for identity theft.

ACT NOW to prevent identity theft. Send a letter to the nation's largest health insurance companies: Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, and United Health Care. Tell them to stop using Social Security Numbers on their health insurance cards.

Financial Privacy Now via Consumers Union


Posted at 05:48 AM in Finance | Permalink


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